2 Million Background Checks Kick Off New Year
The National Shooting Sports Foundation reported that more than 2 million background checks for the sale of a firearm made for the strongest January on record.
The Adjusted FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) report showed that the elevated and record-breaking gun-buying surge that dominated 2020 isn’t slowing down. Three of the top 10 weeks for NICS checks and one top 10 day were notched last month. All but one top 10 week has occurred since March 2020.
NSSF’s Mark Oliva told Fox News, “It can’t be discounted that many of these background checks for the purchase of a firearm are attributed to threats by the Biden administration to enact the most radical and far-reaching gun control agenda ever proposed.”