Volume of firearm purchases in October that resulted in an FBI NICs background check was the second highest for the 31-day reporting period on record, lagging only behind the scalding pace in 2020 when the pandemic and social unrest drove transfers to all-time highs.
Firearm sales processed through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in June totaled roughly 1.4 million units.
Smith & Wesson sales for a 12-month period exceeded $1 billion for the first time in company history, according to figures released last week.
Results from a recently released report from Southwick Associates indicate firearms and ammunition sales were up at least 60 percent in 2020.
Firearm sales for April 2021 indicate that Americans continue to buy guns at record pace.
Firearm-sales records were set, shattered, then set again in 2020, and show no signs of slowing down coming into 2021.