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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Firearms Sales Increase in June.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reported today:

Data released by the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 968,145 checks in June 2009. This figure is an 18.1 percent increase from the 819,891 reported in June 2008.
The June increase follows a 15.4 percent rise in May. Both of these numbers while lower than the average of a little over 29% for the months of November '08 through April '09, indicates that the demand for firearms while settling down is still high.

1 comment:

elena said...

At least they appear to screen the people who buy guns a lot more thoroughly than they used to. Personally, if someone has owned a gun for a while, I am inclined to be wary, since he may have obtained the weapon before the screening became more stringent. I use Background Check Gateway to screen any suspicious or unfamiliar person before getting closer.