FBI: April 2020 Sets Record for Firearm Background Checks

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Records Set 

The Headline

FBI: April 2020 Sets Record for Firearm Background Checks

The Grind

FBI figures show April 2020 witnessed more firearm background checks than any April since the inception of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), in 1998.

According to the FBI, there were 2,911,128 background checks conducted in April 2020. The closest any other April came to that figure was in 2019, when 2,334, 294 NICS checks were done.

The Details

April’s surge in background checks followed a March that shattered all one-month records. Breitbart News reported March 2020 witnessed 3,740,688 background checks, which were the most checks conducted in any single month since the inception of NICS.

The March and April surge came amid an unprecedented run on guns and ammunition during the issuance of coronavirus shutdowns, coupled with doomsday scenarios with civil unrest.

On March 19, 2020, Breitbart News quoted Kyle Olsen, owner of Arizona’s Olsen Firearms, saying, “We’ve never seen anything like this.” Read more…

 

 

 

 

A Bust

The Headline

World Fundraising Effort for Coronavirus Vaccine a Bust

The Grind

An EU-led fundraising event to raise money for a coronavirus vaccine and treatment research claimed victory yesterday as they say they achieved their goal of raising $8 billion from governments around the world.

The United States is already well on its way to starting human trials in an ambitious program to develop a vaccine first.

The Details

Reuters:

Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE (22UAy.F) said on Tuesday they have begun delivering doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccines for initial human testing in the United States.

The U.S. drugmaker and German partner said if the vaccine proves to be safe and effective in trials, it could potentially be ready for wide U.S. distribution by the end of the year, shaving several years off the typical vaccine development timeline.

Reason enough for the U.S. to politely decline to participate in a fundraising effort that would make us beholden to other nations for our vaccine supply.

The fundraising event was actually a crashing failure. Read more…

 

 

 


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