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  1. June NICS Firearm Background Check Totals Smash Records, Up 70% Over Previous Year-Ago Total

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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...
  2. NICS Checks Reveal Americans’ Changing Gun Purchasing Preferences

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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...
  3. The History of Gun Background Checks

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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...
  4. Aurora Shooter Had Felony Record Before Getting His Illinois FOID Card, Gun

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    At least five dead in Aurora, Illinois, workplace shooting: Here's what we know now Aurora Shooter Had Felony Record Before Getting His Illinois FOID Card, Gun - The Truth About Guns Gary Martin was in the process of being fired by his employer yesterday when he pulled a gun and began...
  5. NICS Checks Down In September, Sales Low

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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...
  6. Report: FBI will add 400 million new records to NICS

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    Report: FBI will add 400 million new records to NICS The Federal Bureau of Investigation will add more than 400 million new records to the database used to vet gun buyers, according to a report this week from the Trace. The National Data Exchange, aka N-DEx, contains incident and arrest...
  7. Thousands with outstanding warrants purged from NICS

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    Tens of thousands of people wanted by law enforcement officials have been removed this year from the FBI criminal background check database that prohibits fugitives from justice from buying guns. The FBI purged the names from the database after the Justice Department changed its legal...
  8. Fix NICS Act - Watch Closely

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    I'm thinking it was introduced today (Cornyn (R-TX), Murphy (D-CT), Scott (R-SC), Blumenthal (D-CT), Hatch (R-UT), Feinstein (D-CA), Heller (R-NV), Shaheen (D-NH). As of yet this effort has not been assigned any form of legislative ID other than what it is. Contains a new provision for...
  9. 2016: NICS Background Checks, Analysis, Etc.

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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.
  10. More Guns Have Been Sold in 2016 Than Any Year in History

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    More Guns Have Been Sold in 2016 Than Any Year in History "More gun-related FBI background checks were done in 2016 than in any other year in history after November set yet another record for gun sales in the United States. So far this year, the FBI has processed 24,767,514 checks through its...
  11. Oct 2016 NICS Background Checks: Another Record Month

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    October Gun Sales See Massive Spike, Set Yet Another Record No surprise. The FBI’s background check system for gun sales processed more than 2.3 million checks in October, setting an all-time record for the month. Historical...
  12. Reporting anomalies abound in August NICS data, NSSF says

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    Reporting anomalies abound in August NICS data, NSSF says
  13. Record Gun Sales Continue Through May

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    Record Gun Sales Continue Through May Thirteen straight months of gun sales records The month of May saw yet another gun-related background check record making it the 13th month to see an all time high. The FBI completed a record 1,870,000 checks through the National Instant Criminal...
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