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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 Soar, Fall Short of Record

NICS checks for firearms sales are a measure of how robust the industry's sales are, and 2013 is poised to set more records.

Despite Sluggish Economy, U.S. Gun, Ammo Sales Defy Gravity

Unlike other indicators of consumer spending, firearm sales were up, up, up in 2013.

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.

Brownells Expands into Online Gun Sales

Brownells, long-known for its wide array of firearms parts and accessories, is now selling guns through its website.

Gun Sales Still Strong in April 2017

The number of NICS background checks for April 2017 indicated strong gun sales well into 2017.

Black Friday Background Checks Pass 200,000 for First Time Ever

Gun sales set a new record on Black Friday 2017, as the NICS background-check system recorded more than 200,000 requests in a single day.

March 2018 NICS Checks Set Monthly Record

March 2018 NICS background checks set a monthly record, hitting the highest number since the system started almost 20 years ago.

Bass Pro Shops Named No. 2 Hottest Retailer

The National Retail Federation named Bass Pro Shops the No. 2 hottest retailer in the country, ahead of other giants like Amazon, IKEA and others.

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