FBI background checks on gun sales have now topped two million in each of the past four months, according to the latest figures made available on Monday.
Although the law enforcement agency does not offer public analysis of its figures, the high check rate occurs amid debate in Washington over new gun control measures mainly in response to December’s school shooting in Connecticut.
The agency performed more than 2.3 million checks in February using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
The numbers do not reveal how many guns were purchased because some buyers could have bought more than one.
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