Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch revealed the number of background checks for the purchase of guns that were processed by the Department of Justice in December 2015.
The number is staggering and is indicative of the fact that Americans are serious about exercising their right to keep and bear arms.
In the month of December 2015, 3 million background checks were processed, which marks the most processed since Sandy Hook in 2012. For the year 2015, a total of 23 million background checks were done.
It should be noted that it was in December that the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California occurred. In this attack, a Muslim couple killed 14 people who were at a Christmas party. The people killed were co-workers of the husband within the pair. He was an American citizen. His Pakistani national wife was his accomplice in this terrorist attack.
Obama immediately framed the issue not as a terrorist attack, but as an incidence of gun violence. Although the victims of these Muslim terrorists were shot, the terrorists also left behind at the building pipe bombs. In addition, the home where the pair lived was described by authorities as an IED factory with dozens of IEDs and numerous pipe bombs were found in addition to thousands of rounds of ammunition.
The Muslim terrorists who killed 14 people in San Bernardino pledged allegiance to ISIS prior to their attack.
Lynch commented that the goal of the Department of Justice is to have the background check system fully operational 24/7 by the end of 2016.
h/t The Daily Caller