26 Nov , 2017

Black Friday NICS background checks break previous record by 9.4%

This past Friday saw 203,086 background check requests for gun purchases, setting a new single-day record, the FBI reported Saturday.  That is 9.4% higher than the previous record set last year and 15.6% over the number in 2014.  The top three day records and four of the top five days were recorded on Black Friday.  …

2 Feb , 2017

All 191 House Democrats voted to keep Social Security Regulations that ban guns for those who need help with their finances

Have you ever thought of letting someone else manage your finances? Under finalized new rules released just before Christmas by President Obama, Social Security recipients will be banned from buying a gun if they are deemed “financially incompetent.” Some 4.2 million Social Security recipients — about 10 percent of all people 65 and older — could lose the right to own a gun as a result.…

2 Dec , 2016

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Gun Sales Still Up despite Election Results

Despite the election on November 8th, NICS checks in November 2016 where up 14.2% over the checks conducted during November last year.  That is a bigger increase (both in absolute sales and percentage increase) than three of the last four months, though the increases are down from what they were during the first seven months of the year.  …

11 Jan , 2015

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Adjusting NICS checks for background checks for Concealed Handgun Permits

 

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

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.…

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