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Black Friday Sets New Record for Gun Background Checks

Thursday, December 03, 2015

 

According to the FBI, this year’s Black Friday saw more background checks for gun purchases that ever before.

The FBI reported that it processed about to background checks per second on Black Friday. That’s a total of 185,345 background checks. That figure broke the previous record, set on December 21, 2012 roughly a week after the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

GoLocal teamed up with Graphiq for this look at gun rights vs. gun control support over time and gun laws by state.

 

Data curated by FindTheData

 

 

Data curated by FindTheData

 

 

Data curated by FindTheData
 

Related Slideshow: The Influence of Gun Money in New England States

New Data from The Sunlight Foundation shows state-by-state breakdowns for donations to groups on both sides of the gun debate. The money went toward candidates, political parties, and political action committees (PACs), but doesn't include donations to independent or so-called “super PACs”.

 

See how much money went to candidates in each of the New England States in the slides below.

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Rhode Island

State Candidates

Control $: 0

Rights $: 229650

Federal Candidates

Control $: 19557

Rights $: 5612

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Massachusetts

State Candidates

Control $: 2850

Rights $: 20538

Federal Candidates

Control $: 54058

Rights $: 104579

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Maine

State Candidates

Control $: 8325

Rights $: 51700

Federal Candidates

Control $: 27318

Rights $: 142505

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Connecticut

State Candidates

Control $: 4076

Rights $: 56200

Federal Candidates

Control $: 43666

Rights $: 121596

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Vermont

State Candidates

Control $: 0

Rights $: 40330

Federal Candidates

Control $: 4500

Rights $: 7550

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New Hampsire

State Candidates

Control $: 1500

Rights $: 22475

Federal Candidates

Control $: 34337

Rights $: 293560

 
 

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