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NICS Background Checks Continue 2016 Surge

The FBI reports the number of background checks performed through NICS in June totaled 2,131,485, compared to 1,529,057 for the same month in 2015, an increase of nearly 40 percent.

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.

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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