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Record Firearm and Ammunition Sales

Figures released by the FBI indicate somewhere between 21 and 23 million firearm sales were processed through the agency’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System last year.

June Sets NICS Volume/Gun Sales Record

The FBI processed a total of 3,931,607 records through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in June, roughly 1.6 million more than the same month in 2019 and nearly 200,000 more than the previous highwater mark, set in March.

Quarterly Gun Sales Record Set

Of the 4,645,609 names processed through FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS) in March, roughly 2.2 million were related to the purchase or transfer of a firearm, according to Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF).

Record Firearms and Ammunition Sales Enrich Pittman-Robertson Coffers

Purchases of firearms and ammunition by Americans for personal protection, sporting purposes and hunting in 2012 broke all previous records.

Dry-Fire Before You Buy

Don't buy a firearm before testing it. If you can't take it to the range first, try dry-fire. Otherwise, you might regret your purchase.

Looming Maryland Gun Law Creates Huge Background-Check Logjam

Restrictive new firearms regulations set to become effective in Maryland beginning Oct. 1 have created such a cumbersome backlog within the state's background check system, the State Police announced this week it would temporarily waive enforcement of part of the law's provisions.

Gun Sales and NICS "Essential

Despite a Federal Government shutdown this week, the FBI's National Instant Check System (NICS) appears to be conducting business as usual.

Black Friday Background Checks Set Record for Date

Black Friday sales drove record-setting levels of background checks for firearms purchases last week.

NICS Checks Under Obama: 70.25 Million and Counting

Nearly twice as many background checks for firearm purchases during President Obama's first 51 months in office compared with his predecessor.

Black Friday Registers Highest Single-Day NICS Checks

Despite a general drop-off in new gun purchases earlier this year and an overall decline in 2015 from an unprecedented seven-year boom, firearms transactions experienced a record spike the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally one of the biggest days in retail sales in the U.S.

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