Adjusting NICS checks for background checks for Concealed Handgun Permits

11 Jan , 2015  

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You can compare these adjusted numbers to the official NICS numbers.

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This adjustment is significant — the NICS numbers are 42.6% higher in 2013 than these adjusted numbers.  But the numbers show similar changes in gun ownership over time.  The adjusted numbers show a 64.5% surge in gun sales from 2008 to 2013, while the NICS numbers show a 65.9% change.

Yet, there is one reason to believe that these adjusted numbers are too low.  Twenty-four states give NICS check exemptions for the 13 million concealed carry permit holders.



1 Response

  1. Strictly speaking, isn’t the actual rate of blocked purchases under our current background check system less than one percent?


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