Illinois gun sales surge past national average

Background checks for gun purchases surged in Illinois to an all-time high in August, far exceeding the national average. The increase came amid a rising death toll from shootings in Chicago, a more restrictive gun control law approved for the state late last month, and anticipation that Hillary Clinton — who favors stronger gun control measures — could win the presidential election. More News Headlines House GOP leader vows punishment coming for Democrats over gun sit-in Gun sales on track to break another record Chicago overwhelmed by gun violence, priest says US Olympic skeet shooter rips gun control measures Rapper Rhymefest to Donald Trump: Come to Chicago Chicago, aka ‘Chi-raq’ likely to top 2015 in number of shootingsBackground checks in Illinois nearly doubled in August, compared to the year before, according to data from the FBI.


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