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    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/june-nics-firearm-background-check-totals-smash-records-up-70-over-previous-june/ ... The FBI just released its monthly report of the number of National Instant Check System background checks performed last month and June set another new all-time record. The...
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    Interesting reading for NICS checking purposes, preferences and historical trends here -- at least I thought so -- but then, I like spreadsheets and figures. NICS Checks Reveal Americans' Changing Gun Purchasing Preferences - The Truth About Guns My quick summary: Most people assume that each...
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    How the State Came To Decide Who Can and Cannot Buy a Firearm | Brian Miller The History of Gun Background Checks Whether you like them or not, background checks are here to stay for gun owners and gun purchasers—but they are not the saving grace that some make them out to be. Prior to 1968...
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    NICS Checks Down In September, Sales Low - Bearing Arms We typically use NICS checks as a proxy for how many people buy guns each month. For a while, NICS checks were sky high, which many of us–including me–took to mean that the firearm industry was doing fine. However, the latest batch of...
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    How 2016 became the biggest year for background checks, gun sales "The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 27.4 million checks in 2016 — the most in the system’s 18-year history." ### An interesting -- but somewhat long -- read.
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