The number of firearms sold across the United States in November that resulted in an FBI National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS) background check was the third highest on record for the month, according to an estimate by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF).
Firearm sales processed through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in June totaled roughly 1.4 million units.
Unless you've been living beneath a rock and isolated from all forms of print and electronic media during the past several weeks, you've likely heard or read numerous reports about firearms—more specifically, the seemingly relentless spike in the sales of firearms across the country.
Revealing new data from Virginia dispels many of the myths put forth by anti-gun organizations shows. Gun-related violence in the Commonwealth of Virginia has dropped to period lows, while firearms sales have soared to record levels.
NICS checks for firearms sales are a measure of how robust the industry's sales are, and 2013 is poised to set more records.
Unlike other indicators of consumer spending, firearm sales were up, up, up in 2013.