The figures for the number of NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) checks performed in 2015 are in. Due to his anti-gun rhetoric, Barack Obama once again holds the unofficial title of gun salesman of the year. The number of new gun sales crushed previous records and included many first-time buyers.
The good news is that it will become harder for Congress to pass any new anti-gun legislation with more and more of their constituents owning firearms—especially in an election year. The bad news is that anti-gun politicians will continue to tell lies—lies that some uninformed fence sitters may believe.