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  • 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 myajc.com: 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...
  • NICS Checks in the Trump Era Break May Record

    06/09/2017 6:41:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The NICS checks for May, 2017 were 1,942,677.  That is a new record for May. The next highest was in 2016, 1,870,000. It is obvious from the overlap of the red bar and the blue line in the chart. The National Instant Criminal background check System  (NICS) checks continue to confound expectations. Instead of a continual fall during the Trump administration, there was a one time drop in January of 2017 followed by a seasonally adjusted rise that has broken the record for May. The May 2017 checks are just under 104% of the previous record, set in 2016....
  • NICS Background Checks Rebounding in the Trump Era

    05/05/2017 2:29:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The NICS checks for April, 2017 were 2,045,564.  That is the second highest number of NICS checks for any April. The highest was in 2016, with 2,145,865. The third highest April was in 2014, with 1,742,946.  Both of those were driven by fear of strong gun control measures that might be passed by President Obama.  The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background  Check System  (NICS) checks has finished its first four months. It was anticipated that firearm sales and NICS checks would drop with a Trump presidency. It has not happened as expected. NICS checks remain unexpectedly...
  • NICS checks in the Trump Era: March 2017 Near Record

    04/06/2017 5:39:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The NICS checks for March, 2017 were 2,433,092.  That is the third highest number of NICS checks for any March. The highest was in 2016, with 2,523,265. The second highest February was in 2014, with 2,488,842.  Both of those were driven by fear of strong gun control measures that might be passed by President Obama.The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background  Check System  (NICS) checks has finished its first quarter. There have been four presidents that have had NICS checks done while they were in office. There were two years and two months of NICS checks under...
  • Report: President Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

    02/28/2017 4:28:32 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2.28.17 | Awr Hawkins
    On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban. The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15. The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported: The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the...
  • NICS Checks in the Trump Era

    02/09/2017 4:43:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | February 8, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     The NICS checks for January, 2017 were 2,043,184.  That is the third highest number of NICS checks for any January.  The highest was in 2016, with 2,545,802. The second highest was in 2013, with 2,495,440.  Both of those were driven by fear of strong gun control measures that might be passed by President Obama. We are in the start of a new era of the National Instant Criminal Background  Check System  (NICS) checks. There have only been four presidents that have had NICS checks done while they were in office. They have been done with President Clinton, under whose...
  • Number Gun Background Checks more than Doubled Under Obama

    02/03/2017 6:23:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     Chart by David Scott We do not know precisely how many private guns were added the stock in the United States under President G. W. Bush compared to those added under President Barack Obama.  We will not know the precise number until a year from now, when the BATFE releases the information. But we have a pretty good substitute.  The number of National Instant Background Check System checks, or NICS, is highly correlated to the number of private guns sold. I have been writing about NICS and the correlation with gun sales for a while. The numbers that were...
  • 2016 Record Year for NICS Background Checks (27,538,673) and Firearm Sales

    01/10/2017 5:23:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Chart done by David Scott2016 has become the year with the most gun sales ever. The 2016 NICS checks have surpassed those for 2015, the previous record holder. In December, 2016 there were 2,771,159 National Instant Checks done.  In 2015, the number done in December was 3,314,594. December 2016, after the election of Donald Trump, slumped to only the third highest number of NICS checks in a month, the second highest being December, 2012, at the height of the Obama push for more infringements on the Second Amendment. There were 2,783,765 NICS done that month. December, 2016 was...
  • October gun sales see massive spike, set yet another record

    11/02/2016 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 55 replies
    There were 2,333,539 gun-related checks processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, last month, according to FBI documents posted on Monday. That represents an increase of more than 350,000 checks over the previous October, itself a record. It’s also the 18th month in a row to set a record. With two months to go, 2016 has already seen 22,206,233 NICS checks, making it the second highest year for checks in the history of NICS with only 2015 seeing more.
  • Gun Sales Record: October 2016 NICS Breaks 2015 Record by Over 350,000

    11/02/2016 4:45:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    October, 2016 continued the record breaking pace to become the year with the most gun sales ever. The 2016 NICS checks are far ahead of those for 2015, the previous record holder. In October 2016 there were 2,333,539 National Instant Checks done.  In 2015, the NICS done in October were 1,976,759.In 2015, the total NICS checks for the year were 23,141,970 .  In 2016, through October, they were 22,206,233.  That is less than 1 million below the total for 2015, with the two biggest months in 2016 yet to happen.  Last year there were 17,584,346 by the end of...
  • Where Gun Permits are Alternatives to NICS

    10/19/2016 3:16:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Map made with mapchart.net In the 1993 Brady bill, exemptions for the background checks were provided for people who had undergone the background check for state gun permits.  Not all states meet the federal requirements.  For example, the background check for the permit system must go through the National Instant Check System (NICS) and it must have been done within the last five years.  That is why most state permits are renewed every five years. From gunlaws.com: The statute provides the following exceptions to the national instant background check system: 1. The transferee presents to the licensee a permit...
  • September 2016 Continues Record Breaking Gun Sales/NICS Background Checks

    10/10/2016 5:30:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In September, 2016 continued on its record breaking pace to become the year with the most gun sales ever.  September has maintained the pace from August. Both months broke records, but by a lower percentage than the rest of 2016.  The 2016 NICS checks are far ahead of those for 2015, the previous record holder. In 2015, the total NICS checks for the year were 23,141,970 .  In 2015, through September, they were 15,607,587 1,992,219 checks were done in September, 2016 making 19,872,694 checks done for 2016 so far.  2016 is about two months ahead of the 2015 record. ...
  • 2016 NICS Background Checks Break August Records at Slower Pace

    09/06/2016 5:19:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    ammoland ^ | 3 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In August, 2016 continued on its record breaking pace to become the year with the most gun sales ever.  In August the pace slowed slightly, while breaking the previous record from last year.  The 2016 NICS checks are far ahead of those for 2015, the previous record holder.In 2015, the total NICS checks for the year were 23,141,970 .  In 2015, through June, the numbers were 10,466,243.  Through July, they were 12,067,075.  Through August, 2015, they were 13,812,485. 1,853,815 checks were done in August, 2016 making 17,880,475 checks done for 2016 so far.2016 is about two months ahead of...
  • Federal Government Spends 1 Billion a Year on Gun Law Enforcement

    08/17/2016 5:31:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Federal Government spends a billion dollars a year on on federal gun laws.  Most of that money is for enforcement of federal gun laws, but some of it is to push state and local governments toward infringing on the Second Amendment. From FY 2015 Budget Fact Sheets U.S DOJ(pdf): In 2013, the Administration proposed a range of legislative remedies – along with 23 executive actions – to address mass shootings and reduce gun violence. The Justice Department is working to implement a number of these actions and requests a total of $1.1 billion in FY 2015 to address...