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Update: USA Buys Enough Guns in 3 Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Army
This time with hot links to data sources.

Federal NIC Instacheck Data

Federal NIC Instacheck Data

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Washinton, DC - -(AmmoLand.com)- It seem that readers of our recent post about honest Americans buying enough guns to outfit the current active army’s of China and India have been having trouble finding the hard data and facts to substantiate this article.

Here is the link to the NICS: The National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

As reported earlier each of the last few months has been a record for firearm purchases or sales in the USA with a record 1,529,635 background checks being performed in March of 2009. Firearm Sales Continue to Climb in March 2009

Chinese and Indian Standing Army Numbers:

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The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, is all about saving lives and protecting people from harm—by not letting guns and explosives fall into the wrong hands. It also ensures the timely transfer of firearms to eligible gun buyers.

Mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 and launched by the FBI on November 30, 1998, NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms or explosives. Before ringing up the sale, cashiers call in a check to the FBI or to other designated agencies to ensure that each customer does not have a criminal record or isn’t otherwise ineligible to make a purchase. More than 100 million such checks have been made in the last decade, leading to more than 700,000 denials.

NICS is located at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia. It provides full service to FFLs in 30 states, five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Upon completion of the required Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Form 4473, FFLs contact the NICS Section via a toll-free telephone number or electronically on the Internet through the NICS E-Check System to request a background check with the descriptive information provided on the ATF Form 4473. NICS is customarily available 17 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays (except for Christmas). See below for more facts and forms.

  • 25 User comments to “Update: USA Buys Enough Guns in 3 Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Army”

    1. If all are approved then that is correct, also it doesn’t account for multiple purchases by one owner.

    2. It’s also important to note that a single NICS check does NOT correlate to the number of weapons sold. Quite often, people will put multiple weapons (purchased at the same time, such as 3 AR15 lower receivers) on the same 4473 form and have a single NICS check completed.

      NICS is per “purchase,” not per “firearm.” Indeed, the number of weapons sold is likely significantly higher than your data suggests.

    3. Jason on May 1, 2009 at 10:09 AM said:

      Interesting… Not very accurate!

      I have looked into this and I have found that the correlation to the number of ncic checks and the number of gun sales are inconsistent, and the idea that each check counts for AT LEAST ONE gun sale, is an inaccurate method of estimating the number of guns actually SOLD! Because the number of denials, vs. number of guns purchases PER CHECK vary and are not included in the final numbers.

      A more accurate estimation would be achieved by looking at the number of guns sold by manufacturers which would tell us how many NEW GUNS have entered the market during the years listed in the charts.

      A calculation of the total sales for the past ten years by manufacturer will give a clear indication of the number of guns ADDED to those in the hands of the people, annually as well as the number of guns in possession over the past ten years!

      THESE NUMBERS, would most likely be quite different, but I couldn’t say one way or the other… I don’t have enough data to make an accurate calculation, but the methodology is certainly more accurate!

      Jason Brown

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      Union of Concerned Citizens (Dot Com)

      Committee to Restore the US Constitution (Dot Com)

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