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NICS Background Checks and Gun Sales Continue to Break Records in June, 2020

Do ‘universal background checks' really work to reduce gun-related crime? (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- June of 2020 has continued the run of record setting numbers of background checks and gun sales for this presidential election year. The National Instant background Check System (NICS) recorded the highest ever number of checks in a month in June of 2020. The total number was 3,931,607. The number is misleading because the number of checks done for permits and permit rechecks has ...
Tags: Guns, America, Department Of Defense, Fbi, Arizona, Gun Sales, NICS, NSSF, Dave Workman, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing


Americans Choosing Self-Reliance: New NICS Record

The NRA reports more Americans than ever are buying firearms. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- June 2020 set another all-time background check record. The FBI NICS office ran 3,931,607 total background checks last month, breaking the previous record by nearly two-hundred-thousand checks. The number of background checks run by the FBI has surpassed 3 million in a month four times. Three of those times have been this year. There have been 38% more checks in January through June of this year t...
Tags: Guns, Fbi, Nra, IMG, NICS, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, FBI NICS, The National Rifle Association of America


NJ 2A Groups Demand Accountability in Gun Permitting, Eliminate State NICS Middle-Man

by Black Wire Media www.cnjfo.com/join-us NJ's 2A Groups Send Unified Message-Demanding Accountability in Firearms Permitting, Elimination of State Middle-Man for NICS New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- In an unprecedented bond of unity, New Jersey’s leading Second Amendment organizations have sent a detailed letter to New Jersey’s Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal, Superintendent of State Police, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, and all members of the Legislature proposing reforms to the Ne...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Berlin, New Jersey, Background Checks, State, Trenton, Legislature, Murphy, New Jersey State Police, State Police, Grewal, NICS, National Instant Criminal Background Check System, Carol Bowne, Bowne


Second Amendment Supporters Welcome the 2020 Class of New Gun Owners! ~ VIDEO

By Alan J Chwick and Joanne D Eisen Second Amendment Supporters Welcome the 2020 Class of New Gun Owners! ~ VIDEO iStock-gustavofrazao USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- We want to welcome the gun owners Class 0f 2020! The first 5 months of 2020, on a monthly basis, has broken every January, February, March, April, and May record of the past 10 years. The numbers are truly overwhelming, and many are first-time gun owners. According to the NSSF, “More than 2 million Americans became first-time gun owner...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Virginia, US, Bloomberg, Cnn, Long Island, South Carolina, New York State, Che Guevara, NICS, NSSF, Firearm News, New Gun Owners, Alan Chwick, Joanne D Eisen


NICS: Delaying and Denying Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms

By Alan M. Rice, Firearms Instructor & Spokesman, Gun Owners of America Mr. Rice points out extended NICS delays are becoming the norm. IMG Alan M. Rice U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-Despite claims to the contrary by some firearms advocates, NICS has not been fixed. It is badly broken, and instead of “fixing” it, we should have a serious discussion about repealing this significant infringement on the right to keep and bear arms. Way back in 1993 when Congress was debating what would become the Bra...
Tags: Guns, Minneapolis, Congress, America, Fbi, New Hampshire, Alan, Goa, Jay, Rice, Hooksett, NICS, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Gun Rights News, U S Government Accountability Office GAO, Simkin


Below The Radar: The NICS Review Act

Millions of law-abiding citizens submit to background checks, as intimated by the president's comment to reporters. (Dave Workman) United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Instant Check System has been a point of contention among Second Amendment supporters since the passage of the Brady Act in 1993. Some view it as an infringement and a “compromise.” Others viewed it as averting a far worse situation. It goes without saying that at a bare minimum, the system clearly needs fixes, and the...
Tags: Guns, US, Reagan, Fbi, United States, Harold, NICS, Dave Workman, Maloney, Carolyn Maloney, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune


Below The Radar: Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act

Below The Radar: Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act New York – -(AmmoLand.com)-There is bad legislation intended to harm our rights. That sort of legislation, like, say, banning and buying back modern multi-purpose semi-automatic rifles, is easy to decide to oppose, and easy to call what it is. Other laws can be bad because they address a problem in a manner that infringes on our rights rather than use existing laws on the books. See various gun trafficking laws, like the Prevent Gun...
Tags: Guns, Reagan, Harold, TX, Santa Fe High School, NICS, Jackson Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune


GOA & VCDL File For An Injunction To Halt Universal Background Checks In Virginia

Opinion National Instant Criminal Background Check System NICS LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA –-(Ammoland.com)-On Monday, Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) and Gun Owners of America (GOA) filed a lawsuit in Lynchburg, Virginia, for a temporary injunction to block the universal background checks law from going into effect in the Commonwealth. In the previous legislative session in the Democrat-controlled legislature passed sweeping gun control measures, including a universal background check law. ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Virginia, Fbi, Lawsuits, John, Goa, Nra, Northern Virginia, Gun Owners of America GOA, Lynchburg Virginia, Virginia State Police, Lynchburg, NICS, VCDL, Gun Rights News


GOA & VCDL Files For An Injunction To Halt Universal Background Checks In Virginia

Opinion National Instant Criminal Background Check System NICS LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA –-(Ammoland.com)-On Monday, Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) and Gun Owners of America (GOA) filed a lawsuit in Lynchburg, Virginia, for a temporary injunction to block the universal background checks law from going into effect in the Commonwealth. In the previous legislative session in the Democrat-controlled legislature passed sweeping gun control measures, including a universal background check law. ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Virginia, Fbi, Lawsuits, John, Goa, Nra, Northern Virginia, Gun Owners of America GOA, Lynchburg Virginia, Virginia State Police, Lynchburg, NICS, VCDL, Gun Rights News


Below The Radar: Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act

Millions of law-abiding citizens submit to background checks, as intimated by the president's comment to reporters. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- One thing to remember when legislation is introduced – it’s never just about what the stated goal is. You need to not only look at the text of the legislation but also who introduced it. Otherwise, it becomes very easy to walk into a trap that could cost us our rights. One case in point is HR 3552, the Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act. This wa...
Tags: Guns, Reagan, Harold, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, NICS, Ammoland, Dave Workman, Cicilline, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune, David Cicilline D RI Cicilline, Federal Bureau of Investigation Sounds


Think Your Guns are Off the Grid? 6-Ways They are Tracking You

Opinion We’ve all seen that Elmer has had his gun banned. So maybe your double barrel is not safe, nor grandpa's old bolt action rifle. You can not hide from the gun-banners or the fight. file img iStock-serikbaib USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- I have had conversations with gun owners from time to time who don’t want to get involved in the gun rights movement. Two reasons stand out from my interaction with them. One is lethargy, often associated with the notion that “they are not after my kind of gu...
Tags: Usa, Activism, Guns, US, UPS, Ben Franklin, Tennessee, Elmer, NICS, Examiner, Elmer Fudd, Gun Rights News, Liston, Fudd, Liston Matthews, AmmoLand News


Teaching New Gun Owners to Cheat and Survive

Train early. Train often. U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- 2020 is unusual. We added millions of new gun owners each month. Gun ownership has been increasing for years, but 2020 is remarkable. Millions of us bought firearms when government failed. We saw the police withdraw because of an epidemic. We saw courts put criminals back on the streets. We saw government officials overwhelmed by protests, riots, looting, and arson. We realized that we are on our own to defend ourself and defend the people und...
Tags: Guns, Nra, NICS, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Polite Society Podcast Rob


Below The Radar: Firearm Due Process Protection Act

Millions of law-abiding citizens submit to background checks, as intimated by the president's comment to reporters. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- There is no denying that anti-Second Amendment extremists have wanted to keep law-abiding citizens from owning firearms. Ideally, as Sarah Brady famously put it, they want a “needs-based” licensing scheme. There have been numerous bills introduced, like the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act, which would create such restr...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, Reagan, Fbi, Harold, NICS, Sarah Brady, Dave Workman, Tom Emmer, Emmer, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune


Trends Don’t Lie: Americans Exercise Their Rights

May saw yet another record-breaking month for background checks. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- May saw yet another record-breaking month for background checks. May 2020 is officially the third-busiest month for the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) with 3,091,455 total checks run. That is also the new record for the month of May, beating May 2019 by nearly three-quarters of a million checks. Every month so far this year has set the record for that specific mo...
Tags: Guns, Fbi, Nra, IMG, NICS, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, FBI NICS


Gun Owners Rejoice After Anti-Gun ATF Nominee Successfully Defeated

Anti-gunner Chuck Canterbury won't have a chance to further erode the Second Amendment thanks to the actions of GOA. IMG NRA-ILA Springfield, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA) and its members are rejoicing that Chuck Canterbury has been withdrawn for consideration for head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). “Despite high praises from some firearm-related lobbying organizations and silence from others, GOA sounded the alarm of Canterbury’s anti-gun ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Eric Holder, Washington, Goa, Canterbury, Mike Lee, Sonia Sotomayor, Lee, Gun Owners of America GOA, ATF, Johnston, NICS, Ben Sasse, Fraternal Order of Police FOP, Gun Rights News


NICS in May, 2020, President Trump, Greatest Gun Salesman, Ever?

Millions of law-abiding citizens submit to background checks, as intimated by the president's comment to reporters. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The National Instant background Check System (NICS) numbers have been released for May, 2020. As expected, they are breaking records. They are, at 3,066,740, the second-largest single month for NICS checks, ever, only exceeded by December, 2015. The continuing, growing number of NICS checks for carry permits and carry permit rechecks, rend...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, US, Barack Obama, Department Of Defense, Fbi, New Jersey, Arizona, Donald Trump, Gun Sales, Trump, NICS, Dave Workman, Gun Rights News, Firearm News


NICS in May, 2020, President Trump as Greatest Gun Salesman, ever?

Millions of law-abiding citizens submit to background checks, as intimated by the president's comment to reporters. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The National Instant background Check System (NICS) numbers have been released for May, 2020. As expected, they are breaking records. They are, at 3,066,740, the second-largest single month for NICS checks, ever, only exceeded by December, 2015. The continuing, growing number of NICS checks for carry permits and carry permit rechecks, rend...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, Barack Obama, Department Of Defense, Fbi, New Jersey, Arizona, Donald Trump, Gun Sales, Trump, NICS, Dave Workman, Gun Rights News, Firearm News, Dean Weingarten


May 2020 Destroys NICS Records of Any Year since Program Introduction

It seems that 2020 is heating up in the gun world as last month we just witnessed the highest number of NICS checks in the FBI’s history for the month of May. Throughout 2020, federal background checks have continued to increase due to various circumstances across the nation. However, May 2020 in particular seems to […] Read More … The post May 2020 Destroys NICS Records of Any Year since Program Introduction appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Fbi, Daily News, Background Checks, NICS, NSSF, Firearms Sales, Record Months


NSSF-Adjusted NICS Background Checks for May 2020

NSSF-Adjusted NICS Background Checks for May 2020 USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Description automatically generated instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,595,790 is an increase of 75.2 percent compared to the May 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 910,910. For comparison, the unadjusted May 2020 FBI NICS figure 3,066,740 reflects a 32.1 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,320,918 in May 2019. Please note: Twenty-five states currently have at least one quali...
Tags: Guns, Alabama, Michigan, National Shooting Sports Foundation, NICS, National Instant Criminal Background Check System, NSSF, Shooting Industry News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, FBI NICS, Industry Research, Criminal Background Check System NICS


Millions Of First-Time Gun Buyers During Covid-19

Opinion By Jim Curcuruto, NSSF Director of Research and Market Development Millions Of First-Time Gun Buyers During Covid-19 InfoGraphic Cropped USA – -(AmmoLand.com)-The early part of 2020 has been unlike any other year for firearm purchases—particularly by first-time buyers—as new reveals millions of people chose to purchase their first gun during the COVID-19 pandemic. January 2020 started out with a strong SHOT Show®, followed by buzz surrounding background check figures on firearms wit...
Tags: Guns, NICS, NSSF, Shooting Industry News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, New Gun Owners, Jim Curcuruto


Riots, Violence, Retreating Police: Gun Sales are Going to set new Records, Again

Image from wikicommons, Hungryogrephotos, 27 May 2020, Minneapolis, Cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- There is nothing quite like mob violence, the retreat of the police, riots and the burning of public buildings and private property, to fuel gun sales. In just a few days, we will see the May figures for gun sales as told by the National Instant background Check System (NICS) I have been watching to purchase a Kel Tec P17 pistol, to try it out; they are being snap...
Tags: Minnesota, Guns, Minneapolis, China, America, Department Of Defense, Syria, United States, Arizona, Libya, Gun Sales, Louisville, Trump, NICS, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten


Riots, Violence, Retreating Police: Gun Sales Expected to Set New Records… Again

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- There is nothing quite like mob violence, the retreat of the police, riots and the burning of public buildings and private property, to fuel gun sales. An American cityabandoning a Police Station to the leftist mob and almost losing a second! In just a few days, we will see the May figures for gun sales as told by the National Instant background Check System (NICS) I have been watching to purchase a Kel Tec P17 pistol, to try it out; they are being snapped up as quick...
Tags: Minnesota, Guns, Minneapolis, China, US, America, Department Of Defense, Syria, United States, Arizona, Libya, Gun Sales, Louisville, Trump, NICS, Gun Rights News


Las Vegas Man Indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm After Domestic Call

Las Vegas Man Indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm After Officers Respond to Domestic Violence Call LAS VEGAS, Nev. — -(AmmoLand.com)- A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Akila Chappell-Hersh, of Las Vegas, for allegedly possessing a firearm after prior felony convictions following a domestic violence incident call to law enforcement, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Patrick Gorman for the Bure...
Tags: Guns, Congress, US, Las Vegas, Nevada, Department Of Justice, Clark County, ATF, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NICS, San Francisco Field, Shooting Media News, Patrick Gorman, Trutanich, Las Vegas Man Indicted, Akila Chappell Hersh


NSSF: ATF Announces Release of New Form 4473

The ATF just announced several changes to the standard firearm transfer form AKA 4473. IMG NSSF Newtown,CT -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that ATF is set to release its newest version of the Form 4473. The Form 4473 is used by all Federal Firearm License (FFL) holders to record pertinent information from persons seeking to purchase a firearm or firearms prior to the FFL performing a backgro...
Tags: Guns, Fbi, Alaska, Louisiana, ATF, NICS, NSSF, Gun Rights News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF


AL Anti-2A Sheriffs Take Advantage of COVID-19 Shutdown

The Alabama Capitol Building where lawmakers adjourned without a definite return date. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On May 18th, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2020 session.  During this session, sheriffs attempted at every turn to derail NRA-supported Senate bill 47 and House Bill 39, bills to improve your right to self-defense by creating the option of a lifetime carry permit.  The Alabama Sheriff’s Association even attempted to push legislation to create a new ce...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Alabama, House, Bill, Nra, ATF, NICS, Alabama Legislature, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Alabama Capitol Building, Alabama Sheriff 's Association


Discussing What’s Selling Most In Gun Stores Right Now with Roy Hill of Brownells

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On recent episodes of the Who Moved My Freedom Podcast (numbers 528, 536 and 559 to be exact) We have been fortunate enough to have Roy Hill Public Relations Specialist of Brownells Inc. on to update us on the skyrocketing firearms sales taking place over the last Two Months of the Covid-19 Lockdown. With over Seven Million (say that with your best Dr.Evil Voice) firearms sold this year so far, we thought the community would enjoy getting some insight from Iowa based ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, Nigeria, Canada, Iowa, West Africa, Roy, States, Bob, London England, Guyana South America, Hank, NICS, Roy Hill, Brownells


NRA: The Streak Continues: April Sets NICS Record

The NRA reported that April set a new gun background checks record after March had just set a new one. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-April 2020 set another record for background checks conducted through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS). The FBI NICS office conducted 2,911,128 background checks last month – a nearly 25% increase from the previous April, which had been the previous record high for the month of April. April 2020 is now the fourth-busiest month in the h...
Tags: Guns, Bloomberg, Fbi, United States, Nra, IMG, Mike Bloomberg, NICS, Shooting Industry News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, FBI NICS, National Instant Criminal Check System NICS


NICS Background Checks for April, 2020, Breaks Record for Gun Sales

NICS Background Checks for April, 2020, Breaks Record for Gun Sales U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- April 2020 was another record-breaking month for the National Instant background Check System (NICS).  The numbers for the month were: Handguns – 984,872, almost a million! Long guns – 508,122 over half a million! Other – 68,746 Multiple – 34,778 (multiplied by 2.5 to approximate the number of firearms, 86,948) The new format for the graphics shows last year's numbers in the blue, green, yellow, and...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Department Of Defense, Walmart, Canada, United States, Arizona, New Zealand, Parliament, Gun Sales, Trump, Background Checks, National Shooting Sports Foundation, NICS, Gun Rights News, Firearm News


GOA, GOF Sue ATF After Alabama NICS Exemption Reversal

GOA and other pro-2A groups are suing the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives over recent actions concerning the NCIS and Alabama. IMG NRA-ILA Springfield, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) are suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for its reversal of a letter which had previously recognized that holders of Alabama concealed carry permits (CCP) are exempt from a National Instant Check System (NICS) backg...
Tags: Guns, Alabama, Goa, Ccp, Gun Owners of America GOA, ATF, NICS, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, NCIS, Gun Rights News, Gun Owners of America, Erich Pratt, Gun Owners Foundation, Gun Owners Foundation GOF, Alabama CCP, Public Safety Advisory


Could Kavanaugh Remark Signal Door Opening to Pending SAF Cases?

The U.S. Supreme Court has four SAF gun rights cases up for possible consideration. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In the process of once again kicking the legal can down the road on a Second Amendment case, the U.S. Supreme Court may have opened the door to finally take another case dealing with the right to keep and bear arms, thanks to a remark by Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh in his short concurrence with the majority. “I share JUSTICE ALITO’s concern,” Kavanaugh writes, “that some federal ...
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