The Brady Campaign tried to brush off recent rocketing firearms sales to "fewer and fewer people buying more and more guns." While I wish I had the funds to be that much of a factor in such a significant increase, sadly it's not the case.
Less people buying guns?
A 16% increase in state issued FOID cards in Illinois. Uh, that would be people new to the gun owning process. And not only that, but willing to go through the insanity that is the Illinois system to say "mommy may I" just to own one. Aw, Brady, your own bastion of all the gun control laws you deem holy is having to report the numbers. They sure are hard to argue with and I'm sure it pains Chicago to see law-abiding citizens exercising some rights. Note as well that the new FOID card recipients are "snubbing their noses at the city ordinance because they believe the registration process is too onerous." That should make an interesting court case as well.