Skip to comments.Record NICS Background Checks for May, 2019 – It just Keeps Growing!
Posted on 06/11/2019 12:19:07 PM PDT by marktwain
In May 2019, there were record numbers of background checks in the National Instant Background Check System (NICS) run by the FBI. It bested the next closest May, done last year, by 347 thousand checks, or about 17 percent.
Not all NICS Checks are done on the sale of firearms. A growing number of checks are done on carry permits and carry permit rechecks.
In May of 2018, the carry permit checks were 876,501, and the permit rechecks were 202,011. In this May 2019, the permit checks were 817,967, and the permit rechecks were 494,527. The total of permit and permit rechecks were 1,312,494. The total for May of 2018 were 1,078,512, or 233,982 more than last year.
This leaves the background checks not related to permits or permit rechecks about 114 thousand more than last year. 2018 non-permit or permit rechecks were 924,480. In May of 2019, they were 1,036,815, an increase of 12 percent.
Several other factors complicate attempts to correlate background checks with increases in the private firearms stock. Sale of previously owned guns at a retail store or otherwise though a Federal Firearms Dealer, requires a background check. In that case, no increase in the gun stock takes place. Twenty-five states do not require a background check if the purchaser has already undergone a background check to acquire a carry permit. Carry permits in those states are likely to be a significant percentage of adults.
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Is there something bad about it that prevents it being posted right here?
I worked in a few different (but related) pawn shops and the form was also required when picking up a gun “in pawn”. (Averaged about 10 a week.)
Hmmmmm. Did “mass shootings” increase by equal numbers? Weird huh?
At FR, there are some Universal constants.
A clear mandate for gun control from a majority of citizens! /Socialists+CNN
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