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  • Trump Era Gun Sales (NICS) Hits Record Month in April, 2018

    05/19/2018 5:46:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era National Instant background Check System (NICS) hit another record month in April, 2018. Background checks recorded by the FBI numbered 2,223,213 in April. The next highest April recorded was in 2016, with 2,145,565. The total NICS checks for the first four months of 2018 numbered 9,354,635.  That is  6.8% higher than the first four months of 2017, which numbered 8,756,657. 2018 is on track to replace 2017 as the year with the second highest number of NICS checks. The record was set in 2016.In 2016, a presidential election year, it was fear of a Hillary Clinton...
  • Trump Era NICS Backround Check hit new All time Record for March

    04/14/2018 2:14:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The March number of National Instant background Criminal Checks hit an all-time record.  The 2018 numbers in the chart are from the second year of the Trump Presidency. The number of checks in March 2018 was 2,767,699. That is 245,000 more than in 2016, the previous all-time record for of 2,523,265.  The number of checks for the first quarter of 2018 is 7,131,422. That is 6% higher than the first quarter of 2017.It is obvious that the all-out push for bans on rifles, accessories such as detachable magazines and trick stocks, has re-ignited the concerns of those who refuse...
  • Report: Gun Jobs Up Nearly 90 Percent Since 2008, Gun Industry Economic Impact Up 169 Percent

    04/12/2018 6:10:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies ^ | April 11, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    The firearms industry has boomed over the last decade with gun-related jobs nearly doubling and the economic impact of the industry growing more than 150 percent, a new report from an industry group said on Tuesday. The National Shooting Sports Foundation's newly released report showed the industry's economic impact rose from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017. That represents a 169 percent increase. At the same time, gun-related jobs grew from an estimated 166,000 to nearly 310,000. An increase of 87 percent. "Our industry is proud to be one of the truly bright spots in our economy...
  • New York pushes credit card companies, banks to reconsider gun sales

    04/06/2018 3:00:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies ^ | April 6, 2018 | Daniel Terrill
    New York state’s comptroller has asked a host of banks and credit card companies to explore whether or not gun transactions should be treated like high-risk purchases like porn, illicit drugs and cryptocurrencies, Bloomberg magazine reported. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who oversees some $209.1 billion in the state’s public employee retirement fund, the third largest in the country, sent letters out last week urging financial institutions to consider following Citigroup’s effort to force the gun industry to adopt stricter policies. “If gun violence continues unabated in society — public outcry and calls for action may grow and create significant financial risk...
  • 'Yuge' March for estimated gun sales

    04/03/2018 11:47:42 AM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies ^ | April 3, 2018 | Christen Smith
    Estimated gun sales eclipsed historic highs in March, according to federal data. Applications submitted to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System exceeded 2.7 million last month — the busiest March on record and the third highest ranking month since the FBI began keeping track in 1998. Estimated gun sales — the sum total of transfers in the NICS’s handgun, long gun, multiple and other categories — totaled 1.4 million, an 11 percent spike over last year and 16 percent above 2016, the busiest year ever for background checks. Dealers processed more than 781,000 applications for handguns and just under...
  • Trump Era NICS Gun Checks, 2018 Starts Same as 2017

    02/13/2018 10:29:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    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...
  • 2017 2nd Highest National Instant Check System Numbers on Record

    01/08/2018 4:51:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The first year of the Trump era National Instant Check System (NICS) has ended with the second highest number of NICS background checks on record.There were 2,586,138 NICS checks in December of 2017. There were 25,235,215 NICS checks for all of 2017. The only year to surpass 2017 was 2016, with 27,538,673, when Hillary Clinton was widely considered a shoo-in to be the next president. The next highest year was 2015, with 23,141,970That is a drop of 9 percent from 2016 to 2017. It is 9 percent higher than the numbers from 2015. The 2015 numbers are now the...
  • Trump Era NICS on Track to Second-Highest Year Ever

    12/15/2017 4:12:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    When President Trump took office 10 months ago, the bottom was supposed to drop out of the firearms market. It did not happen. We have the numbers for the National Instant Background Check System (NICS) for the first eleven months of 2017. They are on track to be the second highest year on record. It is hard to see how they can miss that mark.December has been the highest month of the year for eight out of nine years. In two anomalous years, 2013, and 2014, it was the fourth highest and second highest month, respectively. November of 2017...
  • Black Friday posts new single day record for gun checks at more than 200,000

    11/26/2017 9:00:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    usatoday | Nov. 26, 2017 | Kevin Johnson
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  • Trump Era NICS Checks Close to Record in September

    10/17/2017 5:24:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has been showing robust numbers for nine months now. Two of the nine months are all-time records.  The overall numbers for the year are on track to be the second highest year in the history of NICS.NICS checks for September 2017 have been 1,967,104, almost identical to the record number in 2016, of 1,992,219.  That is just short of 99% of the record. The total for the year to date is 18,235,898, more than the entire year of 2011. It is 92% of the 2017 NICS at...
  • August Gun Background Checks High in Trump Era

    09/21/2017 12:41:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System  (NICS) checks has had eight months of high sales.  The record for NICS checks was set in 2017, with over 27 million NICS checks for the year. 2015 was the second highest year for NICS Checks with over 23 million checks done.The National Instant Background Check System (NICS) checks were 1,925,146 in August of 2017.  There were 16,268,794 since January 1, more checks than all of 2010. In 2016 the number was 17,880,475 at the end of August. Through August 2015, they were 13,812,485.  The 2017 August figure...
  • Why Gun Sales Have Declined Under Trump

    08/18/2017 4:32:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 48 replies ^ | 8-18-17 | SAM BOCETTA
    Many of us welcomed Trump to the Presidency with a sense of pride. However, there is one group for whom the new (ish) president has brought some bad news – gun store owners, and gun manufacturers. This is because gun sales have seen a significant drop since the election of Trump. But don’t worry – this does not indicate waning enthusiasm for people to own guns. Quite the opposite. It appears that demand has dropped because people feel that their rights to own guns will be protected under the new administration. The extent to which this is true remains to...
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution Blames Trump for Not Helping the Gun Industry Enough

    08/01/2017 2:02:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    June sales chart not yet released. May shows industry growth since 2000 A staff writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution blog has stretched the truth a considerable amount in saying that President Trump has been detrimental to the gun industry. From President Donald Trump may yet rejuvenate coal mining or bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But his election already seems to have been detrimental to at least one economic sector: the gun industry. With the new president firmly aligned with gun-rights advocates, the FBI performed 9 percent fewer firearms background checks in the first half...
  • NICS Background Checks Continue High for June, 2017

    07/15/2017 11:10:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background  Check System  (NICS) checks has finished its first six months. The NICS checks for June, 2017 were 1,901,768.  That is the second highest number of NICS checks for any June. The highest was in 2016, with 2,131,485. The third highest June was in 2015, with 1,529,057.  Both of those were driven by fear that strong gun control measures might be passed by President Obama.  Firearm sales and NICS checks have not dropped precipitously with a Trump presidency as expected.  Instead, gun sales and NICS checks have stayed at high, near...
  • Pennsylvania Republican Pushing Ban on Private Gun Sales

    05/29/2017 7:32:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Pennsylvania State Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163) is pushing a ban on private gun sales nearly identical to the ones Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action pushed in Washington state, Maine, and Nevada. Santora’s bill would bar the private sales that Americans have enjoyed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and would require that every sale be processed in front of an agent of the government via a background check. This means that law-abiding Pennsylvanians selling a gun to a fellow hunter, lifelong co-worker, or childhood friend would have to seek out a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder and the...
  • I Bought An AR-15 Using Facebook

    04/28/2017 5:19:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/28/2017 | S Morstan
    No guns on Facebook? We'll see. At the very beginning of 2016, Facebook banned gun sales on its site. But it's not that hard to get around these rules. With all the school shootings and mass murders, placenames now becoming shorthand for different shootings (Aurora, Sandy Hook, Charleston, etc.) one can hardly blame Facebook for getting cautious. Like any responsible company, they want their asses and assets covered. Still, that didn't stop one Buzzfeed writer from buying an AR-15 (That oh-so-dangerous "Assault Rifle" everyone's so afraid of) via facebook not far from San Bernardino. See, while Facebook officially bans guns...
  • NICS checks in the Trump Era: March 2017 Near Record

    04/06/2017 5:39:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The NICS checks for March, 2017 were 2,433,092.  That is the third highest number of NICS checks for any March. The highest was in 2016, with 2,523,265. The second highest February was in 2014, with 2,488,842.  Both of those were driven by fear of strong gun control measures that might be passed by President Obama.The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background  Check System  (NICS) checks has finished its first quarter. There have been four presidents that have had NICS checks done while they were in office. There were two years and two months of NICS checks under...
  • Gun Sales Surge in CA Ahead of Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

    12/20/2016 12:42:00 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 20, 2016
    California is seeing a big surge in gun sales as the Golden State gets ready to enact sweeping gun control measures. Some Californians are rushing to get their hands on the AR-15, which is America's most popular rifle and a longtime target of gun control proponents. Gun sales, including handguns, are up 40 percent this year in California, while sales of semi-automatic rifles have doubled. The new laws, set to take effect January 1, will ban so-called "assault-style rifles" with easily-detachable magazines. ... today is the last day to make a purchase, since the state has a 10-day waiting period...
  • Trump's pro-Second Amendment platform could end gun sales boom

    11/24/2016 5:15:30 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump is expected to push to relax gun laws when he takes office, but significant changes in the firearms industry began as soon as he was elected – and some put the law of unintended consequences squarely in the cross hairs. For instance, while Trump’s unapologetic pro-Second Amendment stance may be good for gun owners, it has already dealt a blow to manufacturers, who enjoyed record sales throughout President Obama’s eight years in office. Stocks in companies like Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co. plunged on Nov. 9, and experts say it is because Trump’s election...
  • What happens to gun sales if Trump wins?

    10/27/2016 12:45:03 PM PDT · by jdietz · 95 replies
    I was just thinking that the current administration has driven the sale of firearms for the last 8 years. In fact Obama has been the greatest gun salesman in history. If Hillary wins I expect this trend to continue. But what if Trump wins. Any thoughts?