March Was Another Record-Setting Month for Gun Sales
Those who think Americans will stop buying guns will be in for a rude awakening.
The number of firearm background checks conducted in the US, which serves as a rough proxy for the number of guns sold nationwide, hit record levels in March. Daniel Payne of Just The News highlighted that four million background checks were conducted “for the second time in history” and blew “past the earlier one-month record set in January.”
In March, the FBI conducted 4.7 million background checks for firearms, which was 400,000 more than January’s record-setting numbers.
Payne added some perspective to the background check numbers:
January and March are the only time in the history of the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System that gun checks have broken four million. Prior to that, the highest number of checks was in December of last year at 3.9 million.