December 2019 had the highest number of background checks for the entire year. This resulted in 2019 having the most checks on record of any year recorded.
The National Instant background Check System shows record levels for October, 2019. The record firearm sales levels set in 2016 have been increased by about six percent.
The number of National Instant background Check System (NICS) checks remain high. August and September are at record levels. Gun sales remain high, with a record number in August.
The National Instant background Check System (NICS) background checks for March of 2019, rebounded sharply from the low numbers in February of 2019.
The third year of Trump era NICS checks has started with January numbers that are similar to the last two Januarys. Gun sales are down from 2016, but remain historically high.