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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...
  • Record gun sales checks in 2019, NICS at all-time high: FBI

    01/07/2020 7:52:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 06, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    FBI gun background checks, linked closely to weapons sales, recorded the second-highest month ever in December, propelling 2019’s count to the most since the National Instant Criminal Background Check System began in 1998. The agency said Monday morning that it recorded 28,369,750 background checks in 2019, a 3% jump over the last record set in 2016. In December, there were 2,936,894 NICS checks, the second-highest month ever. The 2016 record, pushed high in part because gun control advocate Hillary Rodham Clinton was expected to beat President Trump, was not expected to be steamrolled this year. But gun shops around the...
  • November 2019 sets New Record for NICS Background Checks

    12/10/2019 4:18:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 9 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Graphic by Dave Scott, Courtesy Dean Weingarten The National Instant background Check System (NICS) numbers for November of 2019 are a new record, 2,574,752. The previous record was in November 2016, at 2,556,281. The numbers for NICS in 2019, through the end of November, are 25,432,856. Those numbers, by themselves, would make 2019 the third-highest year on record. But December numbers are yet to be added to the year's total. December has the highest number of checks of any month of the year for 17 of the last 20 complete years of NICS checks.Last year, the December NICS checks were...
  • 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...
  • Americans Reject Democrat Gun Control, Set Background Check Records

    11/15/2019 9:22:31 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 11/15/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    While Democrat presidential candidate after Democrat presidential candidate has pushed gun control, Americans have been filing into retailers to purchase firearms. In fact, FBI figures for firearm purchase background checks–performed via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)–show that October 2019 was the third consecutive month of record checks. There were 2,366,824 checks NICS checks in August 2019, the highest number in any August since the adoption of background checks. Likewise, there were 2,207,312 in September 2019, setting a record for that month as well. And October 2019 saw 2,393,609 background checks, for the third consecutive record month this...
  • Attorney General William P. Barr Releases First-Ever Semiannual Report on the Fix NICS Act

    11/14/2019 3:15:44 PM PST · by ransomnote · 11 replies ^ | November 14, 2019 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 14, 2019 Attorney General William P. Barr Releases First-Ever Semiannual Report on the Fix NICS Act On Nov. 14, 2019, the Attorney General published and submitted to Congress the first semiannual report on the Fix NICS Act. The report, required by the Fix NICS Act passed by Congress in March 2018, reflects strong compliance with the Act and demonstrates renewed efforts at all levels of government to improve the sharing of records and information that are vital to the effective operation of the National Instant Criminal Background...
  • NICS Background Checks Continue High in August & September of 2019

    10/13/2019 5:07:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The National Instant background Check System, (NICS) hit record high levels in August 2019, for both total numbers and numbers of estimated sales after carry permit and permit rechecks were subtracted. In September 2019, while the totals remain at record levels, the estimated sales fell to 88% of the record set in 2016.In August, after permit and permit rechecks are subtracted from the total NICS checks, 1,239,014 remain. In 2016, following the same procedure, there were 1,229,022. The 2019 number is about 10,000 more than the record set in 2016. These numbers are not precise numbers of sales, for several...
  • Trump on guns: 'We do have a lot of background checks right now'

    08/18/2019 6:27:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 18, 2019 | Nikki Carvajal and Paul LeBlanc
    President Donald Trump on Sunday emphasized a need for the country to focus on "a very big mental health problem" in the wake of two mass shootings in one weekend that left 32 people dead earlier this month as he appeared to defend current US gun control measures, stating "we do have a lot of background checks right now." "It's the people that pull the trigger, not the gun that pulls the trigger so we have a very, very big mental health problem and Congress is working on various things and I will be looking at it," Trump told reporters...
  • July 2019 NICS Background Checks Highest on Record, Sales Steady

    08/16/2019 4:52:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The number of National Instant background Checks (NICS) done by the FBI for July, 2019, is up dramatically. There were 2,030,661 background checks done in July of 2019. That is the second-highest July on record, with only July of 2016 being higher. July of 2016 had 2,197,169 NICS checks. The 2019 number is positive for gun retailers and gun manufacturers, even after we take into account the changing nature of the type and numbers of background checks done through the FBI system.When the system was started in 1998, over 20 years ago, most of the checks done were for...
  • National Instant Background Check (NICS) Numbers up for June, 2019

    07/19/2019 3:02:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 July, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( The National Instant Background Check System numbers broke a new record for June of 2019. It is the highest number of background checks for any June since the system was created. There were 2,312,309 background checks done in June of 2019. The next highest June was in 2016, with 2,197,169. The number of background checks in the NICS system has been generally increasing for the life of the system. There are many reasons for this. The general population has been increasing. The number of guns being sold per capita has increased, especially when there have been political...
  • Record NICS Background Checks for May, 2019 – It just Keeps Growing!

    06/11/2019 12:19:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    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.Last May, the total number of background checks were 2,002,992. This year, in May of 2019, they were 2,349,309. 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...
  • 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....
  • December 2018 NICS Background Checks make Second Highest on Record

    02/12/2019 4:14:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
  • 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...
  • Trump Era NICS Checks for October, 2018 remain high, over Two Million

    11/14/2018 5:15:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The number of National Instant background Check System (NICS) background checks for October of 2018 is slightly more than the number from 2017. In October of 2017, there were 2,030,391 NICS checks. In October of 2018, there were 2,086,895 background checks. This does not mean more firearm sales for October of 2018 compared to October of 2017, because the character of NICS checks has been changing.The number of NICS checks for carry permits and carry permit rechecks are now almost as numerous as the checks for firearms and any other purposes. The permit and permit rechecks for October of...
  • 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...
  • Nevada Gun Control Initiative Proponents Lose Case in Court

    08/28/2018 5:42:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, anti-Second Amendment zealot Michael Bloomberg, was able to place Question 1, severe restrictions on private gun sales, on the ballot in Nevada.  The Bloomberg supported initiative outspent the opposition $18,913,032.54 to $6,639,608.20.  The costs do not include the money spent to put the initiative on the ballot. The measure passed 558,631 votes to 548,732 votes. Rural areas overwhelmingly voted against the measure; Las Vegas voters overwhelmingly voted for it. After the initiative passed, it could not be implemented, because it required the state to demand things the State of Nevada had no legal right to demand. The...