Biggest July to date for NICS background checks to date

As gun sales continue to climb in the midst of the various attacks on the Second Amendment, background checks also match the steady increase. July 2016 marked a new record in background checks for the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Via

July tallied more than 2.1 million background checks, a new record in the seemingly ever-increasing gun sales numbers.

Usage data for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System show the largest jump for the seventh month of the year in since the system launched in 1998.

The total of 2,187,190 checks for July 2016 reflects a 37.6 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 1,589,462 in July 2015. When adjusted — subtracting out gun permit checks and rechecks by numerous states who use NICS — the latest figure becomes 1,210,731, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry trade organization, which is an increase of 27.9 percent compared to the July 2015 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 946,528.

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