February 2021 Set Record for Highest Gun Sales in NICS History

The number of gun buyer background checks by the National Instant background Check System (NICS) set yet another record, making February the highest number of gun sale in history.

According to Ammoland:

In February of 2021, there were about 1.35 million NICS checks done for firearm sales. It was the second-highest February for firearms sales in the history of NICS. The highest February was in 2016 when the number was 1.41 million checks done for firearms sales.

The total number of NICS checks done in February of 2021 was 3.44 million. Nearly 61% were done for things other than firearms sales. The most prominent of those things were 1.48 million checks done for firearm carry permit rechecks, as well as .53 million checks done for firearm carry permits.

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The total number of private firearms in the United States is now about 468 million. The number is calculated using the methods pioneered by Newton and Zimring, and extended by Gary Kleck in “Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America”. The numbers from 2020 and 2021 so far, are an approximation based on the NICS numbers.

The sale of guns in the U.S. is one of the final checks on unconstitutional Democrat policies. The government that does not fear its people is a government the people fear.

We don’t want that sort of government in the U.S.A., do we?

Extremely high guns sales is a good thing. This is all good news.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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