March NICS Checks Can’t Match Last Year’s Record
Marking the first year-over-year decline since Apr. 2019, NSSF-adjusted NICS FBI background checks declined 14% in Mar. to 2,044,136 from 2,375,525, lapping last year’s 80% increase when the pandemic started to spread in the U.S. The number still exceeded two million, a mark that has been topped only four times in recent years, and tailwinds for the firearms industry are still quite strong. Serious talk of expanded background checks and other, more ... Log in to view full article.