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Background checks for Oklahoma gun purchasers set a record in 2012

The 367,976 criminal background checks requested by Oklahoma gun store owners seeking to sell firearms in 2012 are the most in state history.

BY ANDREW KNITTLE Modified: January 27, 2013 at 12:32 am •  Published: January 27, 2013

Nearly 370,000 criminal background checks were requested by Oklahoma gun store owners in 2012, the highest total in state history.

According to records kept by the FBI, the 367,976 background checks requested by store owners last year topped the previous record — set in 2011 — by nearly 100,000.

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