View Full Version : U.S. Gun Sales Continue To Rise

05-22-2009, 07:16 AM
The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,225,980 checks pertaining to gun sales in April 2009. This figure is a 30.3 percent increase from the 940,961 reported in April 2008. This follows a 29.2 percent gain in March and rises of 23 percent in February, 28 percent in January, 24 percent in December and 42 percent in November when a record 1,529,635 background checks were performed.

These figures do not necessarily relate to actual sales numbers as the check may not have resulted in a sale or the individual may have purchased more than one gun in a single check.

05-29-2009, 11:51 PM
I knew it was up there, but it was interesting to see the numbers. Thanks for posting.