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

Sovereign Angel Consultants (Dot Com)

Union of Concerned Citizens (Dot Com)

Committee to Restore the US Constitution (Dot Com)

Restore Gold and Silver Currency (Dot Com)

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

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