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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.

Quarterly Gun Sales Record Set

Of the 4,645,609 names processed through FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS) in March, roughly 2.2 million were related to the purchase or transfer of a firearm, according to Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF).

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).

2020 Gun Sales Have Likely Surpassed All of 2019

Although total August volume of firearm sales isn't available yet, it's likely that 2020 gun sales have already surpassed all numbers for 2019.

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.

FBI Processes Record-Breaking Number of Background Checks

The FBI recently processed over 200,000 NICS background checks in one day, setting the all-time record.

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.

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.

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