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Stocking Up: US Gun Sales on Record Spree


Although the number of checks conducted through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) does not represent the number of firearms actually sold, the statistics are indicative of how gun sales are trending. Almost all sales made through licensed gun dealers require a background check, and cases in which a potential buyer is turned down are rare.

According to NICS estimates, there were 1,992,219 background checks in September, a significant increase compared to the 1,795,102 during the same month last year. – READ MORE

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