From here.  Americans received plenty of guns and ammo in their stockings this past Christmas season as gun sales were the highest ever on record for a single month.

In fact, the gun buying ramped up just before Christmas, as 102,222 background checks were conducted on December 23rd, making it the second busiest single day of firearms purchases ever.

Despite already breaking records, the data doesn’t even reflect the total number of possible guns sold, as in many cases, individual buyers could have gone home with multiple firearms.

All of this has sparked a lively discussion in the media and blogosphere about the reason for the surge in American gun sales.

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