[Ed. – Free Beacon suggests this is due to Democrats’ proposals to, among other things, confiscate guns and outlaw common types like the AR-15. Probably so.]
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the gun industry’s trade group, estimated there were over one million gun-sale background checks last month, a 10 percent increase over September 2018.
“The September 2019 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,011,636 is an increase of 10.0 percent compared to the September 2018 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 919,979,” the trade group’s analysis said. “For comparison, the unadjusted September 2019 FBI NICS figure 2,189,028 reflects a 15.5 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 1,895,841 in September 2018.”
Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting (SAAF), an industry consulting group, found similar results in its own analysis …
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