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Article Date: June 2022
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NICS Checks Dipped 11% in May


NSSF-adjusted NICS FBI background checks were off 11% in May to 1,174,791 from 1,324,419 a year ago, in what is a seasonally slow month for firearms sales, and are down 21% year-to-date. While lower than in the past two years, demand for guns has rebased higher, and the May checks total was 26% higher than the average number of May checks in the five years before the pandemic. Calls for more gun control ramped up in the back half of the month following mass shootings in Buffalo, NY, and Uvalde, TX, but so ... Log in to view full article.

 


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