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Second-Highest Gun Sales in June Despite 1 Million Decline

Firearm sales processed through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in June totaled roughly 1.4 million units.

April Gun Sales Indicate Gun Industry Continues to Thrive

Firearm sales for April 2021 indicate that Americans continue to buy guns at record pace.

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.

January 2021 Gun Sales Up Nearly 80 Percent

More than 2.2 million firearms were sold in the United States in January, according to an estimate from Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF).

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.

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.

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.

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 Registers Highest Single-Day NICS Activity

Black Friday 2016 saw the highest-ever number of FBI background checks, reflecting a tremendous number of firearms sales.

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