Skip to comments.Trump Era NICS Gun Checks, 2018 Starts Same as 2017
Posted on 02/13/2018 10:29:59 AM PST by marktwain
The second year of the Trump era of the National Instant Background Check System (NICS) has started with numbers the same as the first year.
There were 2,030,530 checks done in January of 2018. That is 99.4% of the 2,043,184 checks done in January of 2017, virtually unchanged.
January has a traditional fall-off in sales compared to the record-breaking month of December, with Christmas in full swing. The month of January in 2013 and 2016 were higher than January, 2018, but both of those years were marked by significant concerns that politicians would ignore the shall not be infringed words in the Second Amendment, and implement stringent restrictions on purchasing, owning, and using firearms.
In 2013, it was fear that pressure from President Obama and a Republican Congress fearful of the intense media push for restrictions would cave to the Progressive desire to restrict firearms ownership.
The effort ultimately failed, but many believed it would succeed.
In 2016, it was fear of a Hillary Clinton presidency. Hillary had signaled an antagonism to enforcement of Second Amendment rights.
With the election of President Trump, many predicted that NICS background checks and firearm sales would drop through the floor.
They were reduced from the fevered sales of 2016 but were higher than the previous record set in 2013.
Now, a vigorous economy, an increase in middle-class jobs, a record low unemployment rate, and a rise in the number of gun owners are adding up to a sustainable, historically high level of NICS checks and gun sales.
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We are still going to have high crime due to Democrat controlled states, cities and counties.
NICS check numbers don’t mean as much as they used to because in many states CPL holders bypass the NICS system.
My last three purchases happened this way. Show CPL, fill out 4473, leave with purchase.