This year, sales of firearms in the United States broke all records, writes reports online edition of Le Monde .


“This year in the United States, Santa Claus in his hands were armfuls of rifles. Sales of firearms have broken all records on the other side of the Atlantic. This year’s historic peak of sales was in the New Year’s Eve,” – said the publication with a link to CNN.


“The previous peak was recorded sales … in November of this year: according to the FBI, only a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was sent to 1,534,414 requests for permission to purchase arms. For one week preceding the New Year, half a million Americans have purchased pistol or rifle, “- the author writes.


“Two days before the New Year in the NICS was sent to 102 222 request. However, an absolute record of the year came in the so-called” Black Friday “, the beginning of a large shopping: the national agency received 129,166 applications. NICS, before issuing a permit checks on each potential buyer the object of his criminal record and psychiatric diseases. According to the newspaper New York Times, denial only gets 1% of applicants, “- said the reporter.


“According to the 2004 U.S. circulating 283 million firearms in other words, 97 for every 100 people. In the United States each year from the bullet, resulting in homicide and suicide, killed 30 thousand people,” – writes the correspondent.