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  • Trump Era Gun Sales (NICS) Hits Record Month in April, 2018

    05/19/2018 5:46:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era National Instant background Check System (NICS) hit another record month in April, 2018. Background checks recorded by the FBI numbered 2,223,213 in April. The next highest April recorded was in 2016, with 2,145,565. The total NICS checks for the first four months of 2018 numbered 9,354,635.  That is  6.8% higher than the first four months of 2017, which numbered 8,756,657. 2018 is on track to replace 2017 as the year with the second highest number of NICS checks. The record was set in 2016.In 2016, a presidential election year, it was fear of a Hillary Clinton...
  • April Sets Gun Sales Record

    05/08/2018 10:22:02 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    April 2018 saw the most gun-related checks run through the Federal Bureau of Investigation's background check system. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) ran 2,233,213 checks in April, according to an FBI document. That's nearly 90,000 more checks than the previous April record set in 2016. It also represents the second month in a row to set a record with March seeing 2,767,699 checks. The drop off in background checks between March and April matches the industry's typical sales cycle where more guns are sold in winter months than in summer months. December tends to be the best...
  • Trump Era NICS Backround Check hit new All time Record for March

    04/14/2018 2:14:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The March number of National Instant background Criminal Checks hit an all-time record.  The 2018 numbers in the chart are from the second year of the Trump Presidency. The number of checks in March 2018 was 2,767,699. That is 245,000 more than in 2016, the previous all-time record for of 2,523,265.  The number of checks for the first quarter of 2018 is 7,131,422. That is 6% higher than the first quarter of 2017.It is obvious that the all-out push for bans on rifles, accessories such as detachable magazines and trick stocks, has re-ignited the concerns of those who refuse...
  • Record NICS background checks in March

    04/09/2018 3:37:33 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 22 replies
    March 2018 was the busiest March on record for NICS firearm background checks, and the third highest monthly total ever. Only the monthly totals for December 2015 and 2016 were higher, though December checks are usually the highest.
  • Here’s Why The Attorney General’s New Policy On Enforcing Background Checks Will Fail

    04/08/2018 1:14:54 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 5, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised last month to “swiftly and aggressively prosecute” prohibited people who try to buy guns. He even has a slogan for his approach, calling them “Lie-and-Try” prosecutions.
  • 'Yuge' March for estimated gun sales

    04/03/2018 11:47:42 AM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies ^ | April 3, 2018 | Christen Smith
    Estimated gun sales eclipsed historic highs in March, according to federal data. Applications submitted to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System exceeded 2.7 million last month — the busiest March on record and the third highest ranking month since the FBI began keeping track in 1998. Estimated gun sales — the sum total of transfers in the NICS’s handgun, long gun, multiple and other categories — totaled 1.4 million, an 11 percent spike over last year and 16 percent above 2016, the busiest year ever for background checks. Dealers processed more than 781,000 applications for handguns and just under...
  • February 2018 NICS Background Checks Second Highest on Record

    03/30/2018 1:08:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    February of 2018 has National Instant background Check System (NICS) numbers a little higher than February of last year. 2017 was the second highest year on record for NICS checks. There were 2,333,193 checks done in February of 2018. That is 104.4% of the 2,234,817 checks done in February of 2017. February 2018 is the second highest February of NICS checks on record. The highest was in February, 2013, when severe infringements on gun purchases seemed likely under the Obama administration. In 2013, it was fear that pressure from President Obama and a Republican Congress fearful of the intense...
  • FBI testimony confirms Obama DOJ ordered 500,000 fugitives purged from background check database

    03/16/2018 8:12:49 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 66 replies ^ | March 15, 2018 | Frieda Powers
    Acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich confirmed that it was a decision made under the direction of the Obama administration that led to more than half a million fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants to have their names removed from a national database.

    02/27/2018 2:00:26 PM PST · by ealgeone · 9 replies
    FBI ^ | 5-3-2017 | FBI
    Per the 2016 NICS OPERATIONS REPORT. 13 - Full point of contact: Contact state/territory for all firearms background checks including permits (FL, HI, OR, CA, NV, UT, CO, IL, TN, VA, PA, CT, NJ), 4 - Partial POC: Contact state for handgun and FBI for long gun background checks (WA, WI, NH, MD) 3 - Partial POC: Contact state for handgun permit and FBI for long gun background checks (NE, IA, NC) 36 Non-POC: Contact FBI for all firearm background checks. Remainder of country including N. Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, VI and Puerto Rico==================== 2016 FEDERAL DENIALS- TOTAL: 120,497...
  • Trump Era NICS Gun Checks, 2018 Starts Same as 2017

    02/13/2018 10:29:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The second year of the Trump era of the National Instant Background Check System (NICS) has started with numbers the same as the first year. There were 2,030,530 checks done in January of 2018. That is 99.4% of the 2,043,184 checks done in January of 2017, virtually unchanged.January has a traditional fall-off in sales compared to the record-breaking month of December, with Christmas in full swing.  The month of January in 2013 and  2016 were higher than January, 2018, but both of those years were marked by significant concerns that politicians would ignore the “shall not be infringed” words...
  • 2017 2nd Highest National Instant Check System Numbers on Record

    01/08/2018 4:51:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The first year of the Trump era National Instant Check System (NICS) has ended with the second highest number of NICS background checks on record.There were 2,586,138 NICS checks in December of 2017. There were 25,235,215 NICS checks for all of 2017. The only year to surpass 2017 was 2016, with 27,538,673, when Hillary Clinton was widely considered a shoo-in to be the next president. The next highest year was 2015, with 23,141,970That is a drop of 9 percent from 2016 to 2017. It is 9 percent higher than the numbers from 2015. The 2015 numbers are now the...
  • Class Action for Wrongful NICS Denials Gaining Momentum

    12/22/2017 8:48:56 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies ^ | 20 Dec, 2017 | Alan Korwin
    Read more: Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook Rumors have begun that a class-action suit against the FBI, BATFE, NICS-system operators and DOJ itself may be in the works, from people whose civil rights were wrongfully denied by bad firearms background checks. Multiple reports have surfaced that at least 25% of retail-sales denials are completely erroneous. Professor John Lott has estimated that up to 99% of NICS denials are false positives, and based on the number of actual criminals apprehended or convictions obtained, NICS basically just denies rights without much crime-fighting...
  • Trump Era NICS on Track to Second-Highest Year Ever

    12/15/2017 4:12:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    When President Trump took office 10 months ago, the bottom was supposed to drop out of the firearms market. It did not happen. We have the numbers for the National Instant Background Check System (NICS) for the first eleven months of 2017. They are on track to be the second highest year on record. It is hard to see how they can miss that mark.December has been the highest month of the year for eight out of nine years. In two anomalous years, 2013, and 2014, it was the fourth highest and second highest month, respectively. November of 2017...
  • October Trump Era NICS Trend Toward Second Highest Year on Record

    11/15/2017 5:28:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era NICS checks are continuing the trend to become the second highest year for NICS checks on record. 2016 is the current record holder, with 27,538,673 NICS checks for the year. The next highest year was in 2015, with 23,141,970.  2,030,391 NICS checks were done in October, 2017.Through the end of October, the NICS checks for 2017 have reached 20,266,289. November and December have traditionally been the highest months for NICS checks, correlating with hunting seasons and Christmas.  2016 only needs to accumulate 2,875,681 NICS checks in the last two months of the year to become the...
  • The federal background check system is a mess

    11/08/2017 6:33:08 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 7, 2017 | John Lott
    Within hours of the slaughter of 26 people at the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Democrats were calling for expanded background checks to cover the private transfers of guns. If they had waited a few hours, they would have learned that such a law wouldn't have stopped the attack in Texas. Nor would it have stopped any of the other mass public shootings since at least 2000.
  • Air Force 'mistake' kept Texas shooter's conviction off background check database: Report

    11/06/2017 3:22:22 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-6-2017 | Kara Zupkus
    The man who police say shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to enter his assault conviction into a federal database, according to a report.........
  • Trump Era NICS Checks Close to Record in September

    10/17/2017 5:24:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has been showing robust numbers for nine months now. Two of the nine months are all-time records.  The overall numbers for the year are on track to be the second highest year in the history of NICS.NICS checks for September 2017 have been 1,967,104, almost identical to the record number in 2016, of 1,992,219.  That is just short of 99% of the record. The total for the year to date is 18,235,898, more than the entire year of 2011. It is 92% of the 2017 NICS at...
  • August Gun Background Checks High in Trump Era

    09/21/2017 12:41:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System  (NICS) checks has had eight months of high sales.  The record for NICS checks was set in 2017, with over 27 million NICS checks for the year. 2015 was the second highest year for NICS Checks with over 23 million checks done.The National Instant Background Check System (NICS) checks were 1,925,146 in August of 2017.  There were 16,268,794 since January 1, more checks than all of 2010. In 2016 the number was 17,880,475 at the end of August. Through August 2015, they were 13,812,485.  The 2017 August figure...
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution Blames Trump for Not Helping the Gun Industry Enough

    08/01/2017 2:02:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    June sales chart not yet released. May shows industry growth since 2000 A staff writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution blog has stretched the truth a considerable amount in saying that President Trump has been detrimental to the gun industry. From President Donald Trump may yet rejuvenate coal mining or bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But his election already seems to have been detrimental to at least one economic sector: the gun industry. With the new president firmly aligned with gun-rights advocates, the FBI performed 9 percent fewer firearms background checks in the first half...
  • NICS Background Checks Continue High for June, 2017

    07/15/2017 11:10:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background  Check System  (NICS) checks has finished its first six months. The NICS checks for June, 2017 were 1,901,768.  That is the second highest number of NICS checks for any June. The highest was in 2016, with 2,131,485. The third highest June was in 2015, with 1,529,057.  Both of those were driven by fear that strong gun control measures might be passed by President Obama.  Firearm sales and NICS checks have not dropped precipitously with a Trump presidency as expected.  Instead, gun sales and NICS checks have stayed at high, near...