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Record High Gun Sales

Jeff Katz
July 02, 2020 - 3:17 pm

The month of June saw nearly 4,000,000 National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) checks, which shattered the previous record not just for the month of June, but for any single month.

Recent numbers from the FBI show that there were 3,931,607 NICS checks in June 2020, which broke the previous record of  3,740,688 in March 2020.

This continues a trend for this year of each month seeing more background check than ever before.

January 2020 set the record for NICS checks for the month of January, February 2020 for the month of February, March 2020 for the month of March, and so on and so forth through June 2020.

According to Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting, these numbers indicate that an estimated 2,387,524 guns were sold in June 2020, which represents a 145.3 percent increase from June 2019.