Whoa: For Every Minute of Obama’s Presidency, FBI Conducts 32 Gun Purchase Background Checks

Barack Obama is one of the most anti-gun presidents in U.S. history, which, as it turns out, has been really good for the firearms industry. Some gun stores even named him the “firearms salesman of the year.”  To put it in perspective, there have been 32 background checks for gun purchases every minute of Obama’s presidency, according to FBI data analyzed by CNS News.


Since February of 2009, the first full month of Obama’s presidency, there have been 70,291,049 background checks for gun purchases, according to data released by the FBI.

Using February 1, 2009 as our starting date, and March 31, 2013 as our end date, (the latest data from the FBI) Obama has been president for 1,520 days.

That equates to 36,480 hours, or 2,188,800 minutes.

Divide the 70,291,049 background checks by 2,188,800 minutes and you get approximately 32 checks for gun purchases every minute!

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