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Record number of guns sold in Oklahoma in December
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Record number of guns sold in Oklahoma in December

Record number of guns sold in Oklahoma in December
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Record number of guns sold in Oklahoma in December

Gun purchases are on the rise in Oklahoma and they show no signs of stopping.

KRMG obtained numbers from the FBI. They show that 60, 731 firearm background checks were initiated in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December 2012.

For comparison, 43,759 background checks were initiated in November 2012 and 28,960 were initiated in October 2012.

Kelley Gilmore with Tulsa Firearms tells KRMG he doesn't expect that to stop anytime soon. Gilmore says, "This is our 37th year being here in Tulsa and we've never seen it like this. Even during the Clinton period when they had a ten year ban on the stuff, it wasn't as serious as it is now."

Gilmore tells KRMG Tulsa Firearms is having a hard time keeping a lot of popular guns in stock. Gilmore says, "What they're worried about is that there are going to be restrictions placed on what they can buy. They're concerned that they either won't be able to get it and if they can get it, its going to be more expensive."

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