The latest figures from the FBI show that July 2016 was the 15th consecutive month of record background checks for gun sales.
The previous July record was set in 2015, when there were 1,600,832 background checks. But the FBI reports that July 2016 there were 2,197,169–an increase of nearly 600,000 checks.

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When considering stock performance, most analysts and money managers – and certainly retail investors – focus on the twists and turns of the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Beat the S&P 500 and collect a nice check for your investing acumen. In today’s market this index is even more important, because it is now the last man standing.

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PHOENIX — Customs and Border Protection tightened restrictions on when and how agents and officers will be allowed to use deadly force — changes that, had they been in place, critics say, might have prevented many of the 45 deaths at the hands of agents on duty since 2005.

Following months of mounting public pressure, CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske on Friday also released an uncensored, scathing report on the agency’s prior use-of-force policies. That report, kept secret for 15 months, revealed that in at least two use-of-force deaths since 2010, agents violated CBP policies. The report also states that investigations into use of deadly force often lacked “diligence.”

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