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  • December 2019 NICS Increase, lead to All time Record for 2019

    01/15/2020 4:36:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The December, 2019 National Instant background Checks System numbers were the highest month in the year, at 2,936,894 checks for the month. Those numbers lead to the highest number of checks for a year on record. 2019 saw the most background checks ever done in a single year, with 28,369,750 checks done in 2019. Increasing numbers of checks done for carry permits and permit rechecks skew the totals from reflecting only gun sales. In December of 2019, permit checks were 343,649, and rechecks were 1,000,887. This shows the trend of rechecks becoming much more common than permit checks. The...
  • Vermont Government Finally Selling Stored Guns, But at What Cost?

    12/23/2019 5:09:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 21 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Vermont is finally selling guns the government has impounded for decades. The legislation to do so came at the price of universal background checks, a ban on standard capacity magazines, and a ban on sales to adults less than 21 years old.Prior to 2018, Vermont had created a legal and political impasse about stored firearms in state and police custody. The firearms had accumulated over decades. Most of the firearms were not involved in serious crimes.From “Disposing of firearms is one of the most difficult parts of managing our evidence and property rooms,” said Morrison, who also serves as...
  • Charlotte, N.C. Police Chief Pushes to Increase Gun Manufacturer Profits

    12/19/2019 4:29:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 16 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Screenshot from WBTV, green text by Dean Weingarten A view of firearms as a zero-sum game, where the destruction of a firearm means there will be one less firearm in the world, is a simplistic and childish view of reality. Firearms are a manufactured product. They were first manufactured with 14th century technology. Manufacturing them today is much easier.The idea that removing a few firearms from society makes society safer is a delusional view of reality. It is widely held by true believers in population disarmament. Police Chief Kerr Putney has the authority to sell 18,000 firearms held in storage,...
  • NICS in October, 2019 Breaks Records for Background Checks, Sales

    11/25/2019 3:52:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The National Instant background Check System (NICS) for October, 2019, showed record levels of background checks. The previous record for October was in 2016, during the presidential election, when many thought Hillary Clinton would be elected, would appoint at least three hard core Progressive Leftist judges to the Supreme Court. Those justices would be expected to reliably lie to Congress to be confirmed, then violate their oaths of office, and reverse the Heller decision. Second Amendment rights would be gutted. It did not happen, but it was a tremendous incentive for people who thought they might want a gun...
  • Utah leads states in gun sale growth over past decade, study shows

    10/17/2019 3:38:27 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 14 replies ^ | 10/17/2019 | Graham Dudley
    As lawmakers heard statistics Wednesday on the state of gun crime in Utah, a new study shows Utah’s rate of gun ownership has increased more than any other state over the past decade. The study, conducted by using FBI background check data, said Utah’s rate of gun sales per 1,000 adults grew 80.4% between 2009 and 2018. Only the District of Columbia, which recorded a jump of over 600%, had a greater increase — which is likely tied to the Supreme Court’s 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, striking down the district’s most restrictive gun laws.
  • Elizabeth Warren: Use Excise Taxes to Reduce Gun, Ammo Sales

    10/15/2019 10:42:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies ^ | AWR Hawkins 15 Oct 2019
    Her gun control, made public in August on Medium, shows Warren believes the current ten percent excise tax on firearms is too low. She wants to raise that tax to 30 percent while increasing the tax on ammunition to 50 percent. Because excise taxes are paid directly by the consumer–the taxes are added to the price of the goods–this means a $500 gun would immediately cost $515 and the price for a $20 box of ammo would immediately rise to $30.
  • Gun sales surge 15%, driven by self-protection and Pelosi-Schumer demand for limits

    09/10/2019 2:56:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies ^ | Sept. 10, 2019 | Paul Bedard
    The leading indicator of gun sales jumped in August, driven in part by Americans seeking self-protection and deep concerns congressional Democrats are going to push through expanded gun control legislation. The overall number of background checks recorded in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System surged 15.5%, said the National Shooting Sports Foundation. That figure includes background checks done for security, concealed carry permits, and gun sales and was the highest August number ever recorded. The industry group said that August FBI background checks adjusted for sales surged 15.2% over August 2018. The adjusted August number was second only to...
  • Walmart workers plan walkout over gun sales

    08/12/2019 1:57:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies ^ | Aug. 12, 2019 | NBC4 Staff
    (WCMH) — Walmart employees are expected to walk out in protest of the retailer’s gun sales policies Wednesday afternoon. The Washington Post reports hundreds of workers at Walmart e-commerce offices in California, Portland and Brooklyn are planning to walk out at 3 p.m. The walk out comes after a gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart Saturday, killing 22 people and wounding dozens. Last week, a Walmart employee shot and killed two co-workers at a store in Southaven, Mississippi. Organizers started a petition calling on Walmart and the retailer’s president and CEO Doug McMillon to “cease the sale...
  • Gun sales surge fueled by first-timers, mostly for ‘concealed’ pistols

    08/08/2019 7:03:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 08, 2019 08:44 AM | Paul Bedard
    Gun sales are surging after the weekend mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, fueled by first-time buyers seeking pistols they can carry with them for protection. The latest jump validated a big increase in purchases and background checks recorded by the FBI that show the four most recent months higher than the same months in 2018. What’s more, the trend in the “National Instant Criminal Background Check System,” or NICS, is on a path to make 2018 the second biggest year since 2016, when gun owners and prospective gun owners filled stores before the presidential election that...
  • April 2019 National Instant Background Check (NICS) Number is new Record

    05/17/2019 12:37:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 May, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In April 2019, the National Instant Background Check System, (NICS), recorded the highest number of background checks for April. There were 2,334,249 NICS checks in April 2019. It is important to note many of the background checks done by the FBI in the NICS system are for state carry permits of various kinds. In the NICS statistics kept by the FBI, there are categories for NICS permit checks and permit rechecks. The popularity of gun carry permits at the state level has resulted in more than half of all NICS checks being carried out for the purposes of permits...
  • March 2019 NICS Background Checks Second Highest on Record

    04/17/2019 1:11:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In a dramatic reversal of numbers, the March 2019 National Instand background Check System (NICS) check numbers are the second highest March on record, only a few percent less than the record breaking numbers in March of 2018.  February numbers had shown a dramatic downturn for NICS checks. The Trump era NICS continue to be at historically high levels, but lower than during the rush to buy guns during the last two years of the Obama administration. These numbers do not translate directly into gun sales. A large part of the numbers are from NICS checks done for carry...
  • February 2019 NICS show unexpected Drop in Gun Sales

    04/08/2019 1:40:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In the Trump era of the National Instant background Check System (NICS),  the number of NICS checks has remained high while the number of gun sales has trended downward. This has been called the "Trump Slump" in the firearms industry. In February of 2019, the Trump Slump dropped a bit more. In February of 2019, the total NICS checks were 2,053,886. That is the lowest total NICS in February since 2015, when they were 1,859,584.  It is a twelve percent drop from the total NICS of 2018, which were 2,333,193. NICS checks contain many more checks than just those...
  • January 2019 NICS Checks Similar to the Previous two of the Trump Era

    02/22/2019 4:59:09 AM PST · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 19 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    We have entered the third year of the Trump era of National Instant Background Checks (NICS). It started with a January very similar to the last two years. National Instant Background Checks (NICS) is the background check required for most sales of firearms by federally licensed firearm dealers. There were 2,165,094 checks for January of 2019. In the first January of the Trump era, ihn 2017, There were 2,043,184 NICS checks. In the second January, (2018), there were 2,030,530. The three Januarys are remarkably similar, all within a range of only 134,564 checks.  The smallest number is in 2018....
  • November 2018 NICS Second Highest on Record

    12/08/2018 4:44:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The 2018 November of National Instant background Check System (NICS) numbers have been reported by the FBI. The NICS checks for November of 2018 were 2,393,043. That makes 2018 the second highest November on record. The record was set in 2016, with 2,561,281. The number of NICS done this year is already the third highest since NICS checks were started in 1998. The total at the end of November, 2018, is  23,638,551. Only 2016 and 2017 had higher totals for the whole year.December is usually the highest month for NICS checks. There are only three years where this was...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods May Close Field & Stream After Gun Control Policy Hurt Business

    12/06/2018 7:24:53 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 110 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:30pm | Posted by Mary Chastain
    since siding with those who support gun control, business has gone down at Dick’s Sporting Goods and the company may have to close Field & Stream: Edward Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick’s, said during the event that the sporting goods chain’s recent 3.9 percent drop in same-store sales was the result of a mix of factors beyond their control as well as some he called “self-imposed.” Specifically, he said, “the decisions we made on firearms” negatively affected their bottom line but the drop in sales was something they expected. They did not, however, regret their decision to change a...
  • House Dem majority will push for law making private gun sales ILLEGAL

    12/05/2018 1:08:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | December 5, 2018 | National Sentinel
    (National Sentinel) Style Not Substance: In what amounts to additional proof that the incoming Democratic majority in the House isn’t really serious about helping lead the nation, the party of the donkey plans to introduce legislation to criminalize private sales of firearms. As reported by far-Left Mother Jones, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., is ready to do the bidding of several anti-gun groups after meeting with representatives from Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety, the Center for American Progress, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Gabby Giffords’ group, among others. He asked what those groups wanted...
  • New Record for August 2018 NICS Background Checks (gun sales indicator)

    09/11/2018 6:21:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The National Instant background Check System (NICS) checks performed in August, 2018 numbered 2,073,296. This is the highest number for August since NICS was started in 1998. The NICS checks for August of 1999, the first on record, were 703,394. The previous record for August was last year, in 2017, when NICS checks totaled 1,925,146. The 2018 checks are a 7.7% increase over last years. More and more of NICS checks are being used for purposes other than firearm purchases. In August of 2018, 1,059,500 checks were done for permits or permit rechecks. Some of the permit checks are...
  • Dick’s Sales Drop After Dissing Second Amendment Supporters

    09/04/2018 5:01:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Dick's Sporting Goods is reaping the results of entering politics as a corporate entity. The purpose of public corporations is to make money for their stockholders. Fortunately, over half of Americans own stock. If you want some corporate profits, add stocks or an index fund to your 401k or other retirement accounts.When corporations move away from their basic purpose, and into the political realm, they cannot help by alienate some potential customers. When you reduce potential customers, you reduce profits. Dick's Sporting Goods decided to alienate a significant number of potential customers. They decided to take sides in an acrimonious...
  • David Hogg makes up LIE about NRA and gun sales, gets fact-smacked

    08/26/2018 12:36:39 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/26/18 | USA Features
    Unhinged: The Left is using Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting survivor David Hogg as it’s latest propaganda mouthpiece in the unending war against the Second Amendment to the point where the young man has now been empowered to just make stuff up.
  • Trump Era Gun Checks Remain near Record Levels in June of 2018

    07/16/2018 6:36:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people believed that President Trump would preside over an era of decreasing firearm sales. Firearm sales dropped a little from the record levels in the 2016 presidential election year. They did not drop much. 2017 had the second highest ever yearly total NICS checks. 2018 is trending higher than 2017. In 2017, at the end of June, the total NICS checks were 12,601,112. 2018 is becoming the second highest year on record. In 2016, the all time record year, they were 13,829,491 at the end of June. In 2018, they have moved up from 2017 and are approaching...