Benzinga: NICS Firearm Background Checks Continue to Ramp in October

We’re on pace to set another record.

Via Benzinga:

Firearm background checks for the month of October continued a record-high trend for this year, with checks rising 17 percent sequentially and 18 percent year-over-year.

The Firearm Background checks data is released by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which is followed in the United States to determine if the prospective buyer qualifies for buying a firearm or explosives.

The data shows that in October 2016, the checks rose to 2,333,539 from 1,976,759 in the same period last year. In September, background checks stood at 1,992,219. Notably, checks rose only 6 percent year-over-year in August, then 11 percent in September, now 18 percent.

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