Gun sales up

The number of National Instant Criminal Background Check System background checks in May was the third-highest ever in the federal system’s 22-year history – and that was even before the rioting and violence sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody.

There have been more than 15 million background checks already this year. If that pace continues, the nation will break last year’s all-time high of 28 million checks, the FBI says.

May’s 3,091,455 background checks – driven largely by coronavirus fears and politics – were the highest for any May on record, and March was the highest month on record, at 3,740,688, the FBI says.

The background checks requests are only a partial measure of gun sales. NICS conducts background checks for those buying firearms only from federally licensed dealers and, in some cases, for those seeking carry permits. The NICS numbers do not include private transactions.

With the constant barrage of television images showing the violence and destruction across the nation over the past few days, one can only wonder at how many more firearms will be purchased this month as Americans prepare to defend themselves, their businesses and their homes.

If there is any good news, it is that such violence must be absolute anathema for the anti-Second Amendment forces on the Left. “Why do you need that gun?” they like to ask. The televised images of riots and mayhem are answer enough, and surely will serve to blunt for the time being, gun control and confiscation efforts.

4 Responses to Gun sales up

  1. Donald Drumpf June 1, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    lol. An opportunity to discuss equitable policing and we’re patting ourselves on the back for increased gun sales. I think it’s fair to say there’s an issue in this country that needs to be addressed that will require advocates from all sides to fix and maybe a little less divisive hate mongering.

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  2. A.M.Johnson June 1, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Quote: “The televised images of riots and mayhem are answer enough, and surely will serve to blunt for the time being, gun control and confiscation efforts.”

    Not so much in Don’s case. Always interesting to hear about devisive hate monbgering wihout any sprcific details as to who said what and who decides.

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  3. Jack June 3, 2020 at 7:34 am

    A vote for a democrat is just another nail in the coffin of freedom

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  4. Donald Drumpf June 3, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Look around Jack, freedom is about to be lost. You’ve tossed your lot in with a tyrant hell bent on becoming a dictator. America is finished, your rep will be replaced with a bobble head with a ceremonial purpose. If history can be used as a blueprint on a democracy’s inevitable demise, next thing we’ll be saying is Heil, mein Führer.

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