886,825 NICS Indicates Record Gun Sales For June 2015

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While not reflective of actual gun purchases, NICS is a leading indicator of gun sales, with this 2015 June's now reporting the Highest June on Record.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- The June 2015 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 886,825 is the highest June on record for the 17-year-old system, with an increase of 10.1 percent compared to the June 2014 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 805,571.

The second quarter 2015 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 2,793,230 is the second highest second quarter on record — a 4.5 percent increase over second quarter 2014 and surpassed only by second quarter 2013.

To learn more about last month's NICS report, log in to the member side of nssf.org.


About NSSFThe National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

  • 5 thoughts on “886,825 NICS Indicates Record Gun Sales For June 2015

      1. The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases.

        Though not a direct correlation to firearms sales, the NSSF-adjusted NICS data provide a more accurate picture of current market conditions. In addition to other purposes, NICS is used to check transactions of firearms sales and transfers on new and used handguns and long guns.

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