Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NICS Checks up 13.6%

NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System... NICBCS, never mind) Administered by the FBI, NICS is the resource that all FFL dealers (gun shops) contact before any gun sale to ensure that the person who came in to purchase a firearm is legally allowed too. After you fill out the paper work to buy a gun and the dealer takes that and calls somebody or gets on a computer, NICS is who they are transmitting the data too.

Any who, NSSF has released a chart showing the rise in NICS check over the last decade.


According to the NSSF, NICS checks are up 13.6% Febuary 2011 over February 2010. The thing most people don't immediately take into account is that NICS checks don't equal guns sold. You can purchase several guns during a single transaction on one successful NICS check. Likewise, a NICS check can be done and no firearms transferred at all. The later does not happen very often, but the former is pretty common.

-Double Aught

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