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  • 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
    fmshooter.com ^ | 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 myajc.com: 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?
  • Gun sales hit 17th straight monthly record, up 27 percent

    Gun sales hit the 17th consecutive monthly record in September according to FBI data released on Monday, and overall sales are up 27 percent compared to the same period last year. A total of 1,992,219 background checks were processed through the bureau's National Instant Criminal Background Check System for the month of September, higher than the 1,795,102 conducted in September 2015.
  • 2016 NICS Background Checks Break August Records at Slower Pace

    09/06/2016 5:19:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    ammoland ^ | 3 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In August, 2016 continued on its record breaking pace to become the year with the most gun sales ever.  In August the pace slowed slightly, while breaking the previous record from last year.  The 2016 NICS checks are far ahead of those for 2015, the previous record holder.In 2015, the total NICS checks for the year were 23,141,970 .  In 2015, through June, the numbers were 10,466,243.  Through July, they were 12,067,075.  Through August, 2015, they were 13,812,485. 1,853,815 checks were done in August, 2016 making 17,880,475 checks done for 2016 so far.2016 is about two months ahead of...
  • 2016 NICS Numbers; July Gun Sales top Record

    08/05/2016 7:03:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    2016 continues on its record breaking pace to become the year with the most gun sales ever.  It is not a squeaker.  2016 pulled ahead out of the gate and has been gaining ground ever since.  The 2016 NICS checks are far ahead of those for 2015, the previous record holder. In 2015, the total NICS checks for the year were 23,141,970 .  In 2015, through June, the numbers were 10,466,243.  Through July, they were 12,067,075.  Through August, 2015, they were 13,812,485. For 2016 through June they are 13,829,491.  For July, 2016, the record numbers continue. 2,197,169 checks were...
  • July Gun Sales Crush Previous Record (2.2 million checks)

    08/02/2016 3:10:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    The number of gun-related background checks performed in July far exceeded those of any previous July, newly released numbers from the FBI show. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, processed nearly 2.2 million checks last month. That represents an increase of almost 600,000 checks over the previous record set last year. It is also an increase of more than a million checks over July 2011. The July record is the latest in a string of 15 record-setting months for firearm background checks. July also saw an increase over June’s numbers as the gun industry’s seasonal lull comes...
  • 2016 Steps up Pace for Record Gun Buying, NICs Checks

    07/06/2016 4:17:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    2016 continues on its record breaking pace to become the year with the most gun sales ever.  It is not a squeaker.  2016 pulled ahead out of the gate and has been gaining ground ever since.  The 2016 NICS checks are far ahead of those for 2015, the previous record holder.In 2015, the total NICS checks for the year were 23,141,970 .  In 2015, through June, the numbers were 10,466,243.  Through July, they were 12,067,075.  Through August, 2015, they were 13,812,485. For 2016 through June they are 13,829,491. 2016 is already two months ahead of the 2015 record.  It...
  • 2016 Will be the Record Breaking Gun Sales Year of all Time!

    06/21/2016 8:20:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    2016 has been breaking records for gun sales since it began.  In fact, records were being broken seven months before 2016 began.  We only have records until the end of May, but they show a clear trend.  If that trend were followed, then 2016 would have set the record for the most American gun sales in a year, ever. But that trend just got bumped, jumped, and Trumped.  It is now taking off like Falcon SpaceX rocket.  The reason, of course, is politics. The fact is, more than half of Americans associate guns with safety.  That trend has been...
  • Americans Continue to Buy Guns in Record Numbers

    06/14/2016 7:46:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, Americans continue to break records for gun sales.  While the National Instant Check System (NICS) does not track gun sales directly, the numbers are highly correlated. The numbers of NICS checks, and the increase in private firearms, have skyrocketed during the Obama administration.The total for 2016 through the end of May is 11,698,006 instant checks. That is more than the entire year of 2007, which held the record up to that year. Thus, during the Obama years, the number of private firearm sales has doubled.  In 2015, the highest year on record, the total number of checks...
  • Court rules Second Amendment extends to gun sales, could ease zoning laws on gun stores (CA)

    05/16/2016 4:33:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2016 | Anrea Noble
    Constitutional protections afforded by the Second Amendment include the right to buy and sell firearms, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that reinstates a lawsuit in which three California businessmen challenged zoning laws that limit where gun stores can be located. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived Second Amendment challenges brought by businessmen who had sought to open a firearms store in Alameda County, but filed suit after they were denied a zoning permit based on laws that they claimed prevented them from opening a store anywhere in the county. While...