Some Might See a Pattern, All Should See Rights in Action

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The NRA reports more Americans than ever are buying firearms. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( November 2020 saw, among other things, another new firearm background checks record.

This, after this recordthis record, and this record.

The FBI NICS office conducted 3,626,335 total background checks last month. November is always a busy month with elections, Black Friday, and holiday deals to be had. Even the year-to-date streak of record numbers and reported inventory shortages around the country could not hamper the demand for background checks. Last month beat November 2019 by more than a million checks.

Checks were down on Black Friday compared to last year…but still high enough to be the fourth-busiest day in the history of NICS. There were 186,645 checks on Black Friday last month, and that would not include any firearms ordered online that day – which would have to be shipped to a federally licensed dealer who would then complete the background check. Black Friday may have been slower than last year, but the first two full weeks of November ranked, in order, as the fourth and eighth busiest weeks for the NICS office.

Readers may recall that every month in 2020 has set a new record and so won’t be surprised to know that the year-to-date number of background checks is already 26% higher than the previous annual record total. The NICS office has run 35,758,249 checks through the end of November this year. It ran 28,369,750 checks last year.

The FBI NICS office ran more than three million checks in a month a single time between November 1998 and December 2019.

They’ve run more than three million checks seven times this year. So far.

We almost hit 4 million checks in June.

Have you heard stories about inventory being low?

Thirty-five million checks so far this year is an accomplishment. We’re already over 35 million and we may be able to beat the 2019 total – which was the record up until this fall – by 10 million checks if December follows the 2020 trend.

If the FBI NICS office runs 2,611,502 checks in December, we’ll have done it.

The last time there were fewer than 2.6 million checks? November 2019.

Obviously, 2020 has been quite a year for Americans exercising their Constitutional rights. More than 5.47 million people had a background check related to a firearms permit, and another 10.77 million had a permit recheck run. Those are astounding numbers.

More astounding is the number of checks related to firearm sales. The FBI NICS office has run 10,931,060 handgun-related checks and 6,361,838 checks related to long gun sales. We’ve already beat the annual handgun check record by 35% (over the 8,085,498 handgun-related checks run in 2016) and are “only” 766,961 checks away from beating the long gun record set in 2013 (with 7,128,798 such checks).

Almost 11 million handguns and more than 6.3 million long-gun checks.

Of course, these totals do not include the 362,076 multiple type checks or the 783,480 “other checks” run in 2020.

We won’t have the final tally of 2020 checks until early January…possibly the day after new members of Congress take their oath of office.

We expect that these legislators will see the importance of the 2nd Amendment as demonstrated by the sheer number of Americans exercising their right.

But, if they do not, your NRA will be ready.

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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Deplorable Bill

We all smell the trouble brewing. The socialist party ( demoncraps) have subverted the presidential election. They have sworn to disarm the American citizen, they have promoted abominable acts, they promote genocide up to and after birth. What they do and stand for is evil. Since their part of government has no intention of adhering to the constitution or the other founding document, the BIBLE, we are left with no option except to arm up. The sheer numbers should daunt the demoncraps. We, the righteous, out number they, the evil. We obviously out arm them. Mankind’s RIGHT to keep and… Read more »

Ansel Hazen

Trumps hand on the bible 1/20/21 or lock and load.


That is my prayer because I don’t want to see Joe Kamaltoe’s hand on obummers koran.

I am armed for a safer America.


Agreed. The problem is that the leftists will send the police to disarm us if this indeed comes to pass. The other burning question is to any LEO’s that may be reading this: are you willing to essentially make war on your fellow citizens in order to enforce this unconstitutional, leftist political power grab? And I don’t want to hear, “I was merely following orders.” We’ve heard that one before…


A very good question.

Assume the Biden administration writes a law (like he has promised) to ban the manufacture and sale of broad categories of semi-automatic rifles and all existing rifles must be registered under the NFA of 1934. Further assume that all LEOs are authorized to enforce this law.

If the local dentist (who’s criminal background consists of 1 speeding ticket over the last 25 years) takes his AR15 to the range and states he has not registered it, will you arrest him?

If no, would you arrest him if he did the same thing and somehow insulted you?


The NAZIs tried that defense at the Nuremberg trials. It didn’t work then and it won’t work now or, at some future date. LEOs take note. That lethal injection is forever. Then you face the Good Lord. Beware his vengeance!

Elisa Delaurenti

Reading the UN’s IDDRS will answer that question. They won’t risk having Americans bashing down our doors. Too many might change their minds at the last minute.


Fortunately, reticle black contrasts nicely with UN Blue; illuminated for BLM/AntFart black.

Ansel Hazen

Another gun came into my house last month. And I didn’t buy it. 🙂


The NRA and NSSF keep beating their collective chests about all of the new gun owners, that’s their job. The idea that many of the new gun owners might be antifa/blm members, or just faithful democrat lackies buying up everything with billionaires money ( to keep things out of our hands) never occurs to them. That idea is ever present in my mind. The ever faithful democrat followers can fill out forms too.