Gun sale attempts across the US have been climbing in the months leading up to Tuesday’s presidential election. Firearm background checks, a key indicator of first-time gun sales, are up considerably this year. Newsflash reports that in June, the FBI processed a total of 3.9-million background checks, the most since 1988 when it began collecting that data. Reports say the record number of background checks comes as gun sales continue to surge with research indicating that safety concerns might be causing a seismic shift.