Gun Background Checks Surge 36% This Year

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FBI background checks for gun purchases have surged.
 
Background checks have totaled over 7-million in the first quarter of 2016.
 
Analysts say there has been a spike in gun sales following the San Bernardino and Paris terror attacks.
 
Also as the general election draws closer, industry experts say the push for stronger gun control on the campaign trail may be driving sales.
 
Federally licensed gun dealers are required to run a background check whenever someone tries to buy a handgun.
 
Only one background check is conducted even if someone buys multiple guns at the same time.
 
2016 is on track to surpass last year’s record of 23 million background checks.

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