Skip to comments.October sees 10.6% increase in firearms sales checks over same month last year;
Posted on 11/10/2011 3:55:45 AM PST by marktwain
The October 2011 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 945,088 is an increase of 10.6 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 854,563 in October 2010. For comparison, the unadjusted October 2011 NICS figure of 1,331,836 reflects a 2.1 percent decrease from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,359,894 in October 2010.
This marks the seventeenth straight month that NSSF-adjusted NICS figures have increased when compared to the same period the previous year.
The adjusted NICS data were derived by NSSF by subtracting out all NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases. Though not a direct correlation to firearms sales, the NSSF-adjusted NICS data provide a more accurate picture of current market conditions.
In addition to other purposes, NICS is used to check transactions of firearms sales and transfers on new and used handguns and long guns.
I did my part, picked up a couple of T series Browning Hi-Powers last month.
I’m planning on a purchase soon, myself.
And mirabile dictu, a corresponding monstrous surge in street crime has yet to materialize. I’m not even sure if accident rates (e.g. kids too young to know monkeying around with guns they have found) have gone up.
I’ve helped with the data as well.
We did our part.
Where is the corresponding 10.6% increase in gun crimes?
In Mississippi, they don’t run carry permit holders through NICS. When we purchase a gun we simply complete the federal form, so I’m uncertain when our purchases are reflected in the national numbers, if ever. Perhaps they do a count when they inspect the record books of Mississippi FFLs.
“...you don’t need a Weatherman to tell which way the wind blows”
(*especially when you are downwind of an OWS protest)
I certainly have done my part!!
Does a Browning Recoilless Trap count?
And think...this only measures sales by dealers subject to NICS, not FTF or “gun show loophole” sales...
So did AG Holder...(oops, never mind)
Is this a bad time to plug my novel about a second civil war? Buy it. United America: 2014, by “Ben Maxwell,” available at Amazon.com and other outlets. Perhaps I should have it on display at gun stores, too:)
You have to have a NICS check to become a member of some gun clubs. Buyer or not!
Here in Washington, you need it to be a member of Washington Arms Collectors.
And I think in all states, they run one on ya if you apply for a concealed carry permit.
If it ain’t available in Kindle....