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Record NICS Background Checks for May, 2019 It just Keeps Growing!
Ammoland ^ | 9 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 06/11/2019 12:19:07 PM PDT by marktwain

In May 2019, there were record numbers of background checks in the  National Instant Background Check System (NICS) run by the FBI. It bested the next closest May, done last year, by 347 thousand checks, or about 17 percent.

Last May, the total number of background checks were 2,002,992. This year, in May of 2019, they were 2,349,309.

Not all NICS Checks are done on the sale of firearms. A growing number of checks are done on carry permits and carry permit rechecks.

In May of 2018, the carry permit checks were 876,501, and the permit rechecks were 202,011. In this May 2019, the permit checks were 817,967, and the permit rechecks were 494,527.  The total of permit and permit rechecks were 1,312,494. The total for May of 2018 were 1,078,512, or 233,982 more than last year.

This leaves the background checks not related to permits or permit rechecks about 114 thousand more than last year. 2018 non-permit or permit rechecks were 924,480. In May of 2019, they were 1,036,815, an increase of 12 percent.

Several other factors complicate attempts to correlate background checks with increases in the private firearms stock. Sale of previously owned guns at a retail store or otherwise though a Federal Firearms Dealer, requires a background check. In that case, no increase in the gun stock takes place. Twenty-five states do not require a background check if the purchaser has already undergone a background check to acquire a carry permit. Carry permits in those states are likely to be a significant percentage of adults.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2019; backgroundchecks; banglist; nics
More NICS background checks, but lots of them are for carry permits and rechecks.
1 posted on 06/11/2019 12:19:07 PM PDT by marktwain
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3 posted on 06/11/2019 12:22:53 PM PDT by humblegunner
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I worked in a few different (but related) pawn shops and the form was also required when picking up a gun “in pawn”. (Averaged about 10 a week.)


4 posted on 06/11/2019 12:23:32 PM PDT by musicman (The future is just a collection of successive nows.)
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Hmmmmm. Did “mass shootings” increase by equal numbers? Weird huh?


5 posted on 06/11/2019 12:27:23 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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At FR, there are some Universal constants.


6 posted on 06/11/2019 1:02:27 PM PDT by bkopto
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A clear mandate for gun control from a majority of citizens! /Socialists+CNN


7 posted on 06/11/2019 2:21:34 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Socialism is great, 300 million dead Socialists can't be wrong)
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