Background Checks for November Second Highest in Data History


By Joe Riekers

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reached over 1.3 million checks this November.

The data from the system indicates a 1.7 percent increase in checks this November compared to last year. This month yielded 1,329,688 background checks making this November the second highest month in the 16-year-old system’s history.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) provides adjusted figures based on federal and state input into integrated systems. The numbers do not necessarily correlate to firearms sales but the adjusted NICS background checks data does present a picture of current market conditions.

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Source:: Wide Open Spaces