NICS Monthly Firearm Background Checks Data

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NICS Monthly Firearm Background Checks Data

NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) data may be used by firearm investors to gain insight into any upswing or downswing that may be occurring in firearms sales. It should be emphasized that the amount of background checks does not provide investors with exact totals on gun sales as is emphasized on the FBI’s website with the following disclaimer:

“These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. They do not represent the number of firearms sold. Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.”

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/reports/nics_firearm_checks_-_month_year.pdf

Still, investors may elect to evaluate this data when drawing their individual conclusions. The link above will take you to the historical NICS data including new data for the month of August.