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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.

The Counter-Intuitive Business of Guns

Selling firearms is just “different.”

2019 Firearm Sales Up in Recent Months

August and September 2019 showed sizable increases in firearm sales, according to new numbers released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation

Latest NICS Numbers Show Firearm Sales Are Up

According to the latest NICS background-check numbers, firearm sales are up compared to the same period last year. See the changes here.

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.

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.

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.

Gun Sales Still Strong in April 2017

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

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.

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.

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