Skip to comments.June 2012 NSSF-Adjusted NICS Background Checks Up 24.5 Percent
Posted on 07/30/2012 12:40:04 PM PDT by marktwain
The June 2012 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 846,437 is an increase of 24.5 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 679,840 in June 2011. For comparison, the unadjusted June 2012 NICS figure of 1,290,210 reflects an 11.4 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,157,714 in June 2011.
This marks the 25th 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 subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa and Michigan 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.
For additional information on NICS or to view a complete set of the current monthly reports, please visit the NICS website.
Questions concerning NSSF-adjusted NICS data should be directed to NSSF at 203-426-1320 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional research is available at nssf.org/research. NSSF members June access historical monthly NICS data by logging in and clicking on "NSSF Industry Research" then "Monthly updates of NICS data
During this time, the AR-15 platform has been one of the most popular guns sold.
If this sort of data is available to the NSSF, is it paranoid to assume that NICS data contains far more important key data tags than most people realize?
While the Form 4473, the form you fill out to buy a gun, is held by the vendor, for inspection after some justifying requirement (i.e., a serial number from a gun used in a crime has been traced from manufacturer, to vendor and the government is looking for the purchaser), this data logging is still intrusive, in my opinion.
I would bet dollar to a donut, the NICS data requests are forwarded to some sonofabitch government agency that logs actual people with requests to purchase guns - thereby subverting the law that spurred having the Forms 4473 kept with the vendors unless probable cause was established.
Paranoid? Maybe yes. True? Likely.
Most likely the reason also that .223/5.56 (and most other caliber) ammunition prices seem to stay up.
Supply and demand, a beautiful tune!
I forgot to add that this is the primary reason I got a CCW 15 years ago...in my state, Georgia, a CCW obviates the need to run a NICS check to purchase a weapon -—— the data stays with the vendor, not with the government.....
I’d be more interested in knowing how often the instant background check actually kept a criminal or crazy person from buying a gun.
I own a retail gun store and hold a current Type 7 Federal Firearms License... You might be surprised at just how many purchases get declined. I've had people that hold public office get declined because of an "order of protection" that was taken out on them over 20 years ago during divorce proceedings. (In Tennessee, it was common practice for the wife's attorney to file for an order of protection against the husband in order to bolster the case in favor of the wife.) I've had people get declined on purchases because of bad checks 6 years ago... Based upon what I've witnessed in the business, I believe the system tends to err on the side of caution and safety. Add to that the fact that any FFL holder can refuse to sell a gun to someone if the FFL holder does feel that completing the sale is the prudent thing to do. If we don't like the "vibe" we are getting from the purchaser, we don't have to sell the gun. I've done that several times, as well as having kicked thugs out of my store strictly for attitude. I don't have to put up with their crap, either...
That paranoia is why I buy and sell almost exclusively from/to private sellers/buyers. No NICS, no 4473, no tax = no records! BTW - here in Texas a NICS check is not required by FFL sellers on CHL holders but many do it anyway.
Good to hear it.
I was surprised about that recently when the ffl I was dealing with saw that I had a current chl. He just filed away my completed form and that was that.
Hubby and I have done our bit... just before our unfortunate boating accident.
We may open a business, “Life Jackets for Guns.”