Skip to comments.2017 2nd Highest National Instant Check System Numbers on Record
Posted on 01/08/2018 4:51:32 AM PST by marktwain
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 23,141,970
That 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 third highest NICS numbers on record. December's numbers alone were the fourth highest December on record, behind 2012, 2015, and 2016.
Based on performance from the last few years, one hundred NICS checks result in an increase of the private firearms stock in the United States by 56 newly produced or imported firearms.
NICS checks are used for more than purchasing new firearms. They are also used to purchase most used firearms. There are 400 million of those in the United States. They are used to do the background checks for new and renewed carry permits all over the United States.
Kentucky runs a background check on every carry permit in the state, every month. Multiple purchases of firearms by one person at one time only takes one NICS check.
In one-half of the states, there is an alternative to the NICS check.
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2017 was 9% less than 2016 for NICS, but it was still the second highest year on record.
I bet Don Davis, may he RIP, is somewhat envious of Obama’s sales prowess.
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