With more and more states using CPL in lieu of a NICS check, and more people getting their NICS card, the number of NICS checks is becoming a less reliable way to measure total gun sales.
In the last eight years, I’ve purchased 6 guns and had only one NICS check, and that is because Dunham’s Sports has a corporate policy to run a NICS checks even for CPL holders.
There will be fewer nics checks as more states pass constitutional carry (no permits).
Have the good guys reached Maximum Gun?
We have no more room in our safe.
Yu know, after the first couple of hundred guns, you really don’t need many more.
After the Obama years, most sane people who wanted guns had already got them ???
What were the statistics leading upto the 2016 election where that traitor hillary MIGHT have become president ??????
That’s just a drop in REPORTED gun sales.
All the illegal guns and weapons getting shipped in from China every day don’t count at all.
We Will have to get a Bigger Boat!
I’ve done my best, especially in the C&R trade. Somebody help me out. Now, if somebody were to buy me a gun or two...
The annual peaks in firearm sales are at Christmas and tax refund time. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 lowered the IRS withholding during the year with the end result of smaller refunds at tax refund time, but with more money in the individual taxpayer’s pocket.