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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 Background Checks Set Record for Date

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Virginia Firearms Sales Soar While Crime Decreases

Reflecting a national trend, firearm-related violent crime continues to plummet in Virginia as the sales of firearms soar, an indicator reported by a leading state newspaper as particularly inconsistent, "given the current rhetoric about strengthening gun laws."

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.

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.

Black Friday Gun Sales Set Record

Gun sales soar to new highs after the presidential election.

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