A fascinating list: Guns By The Numbers
0 -- People denied a firearm for being on the suspected
terrorist no-fly list.
1 -- Mental health disability records in the background
check database from Pennsylvania.
5 -- People denied a firearm for mental health reasons
for every 10,000 who apply.
33 -- States allowing for sales of handguns at gun shows
without a background check.
74 -- Percentage of NRA members who support
background checks at gun shows.
Check System to answer a call requesting a
92 -- Percentage of background checks completed
21 -- The legal age to purchase a handgun.
19 -- The most common age to be arrested for a gun crime.
89 -- Percentage of crime gun traces in which the person
using the gun wasn’t the person who originally
273 -- Firearms purchased in New York recovered in crimes
committed in other states.
3,873 -- Firearms recovered in New York crimes originally
purchased in other states.
6,220 -- Murders with a handgun in 2011.
323 -- Murders with a rifle (including assault rifles) in 2011.
8,452,322 -- Gun purchases from federally licensed gun dealers in the year after 9/11.
14,033,824 -- Gun purchases from federally licensed gun dealers in the year after Barack Obama was first elected president.