Data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,300,100 checks in March 2010, ranking the month the second highest March (fifth highest month overall) for most NICS checks. This figure, while being a 3.3 percent decrease from the 1,345,096 checks conducted in March 2009 — the early stage of an ongoing surge in firearms and ammunition sales — is an increase of 24.9 percent over checks in March 2008. The total number of background checks reported since the beginning of NICS is 113,680,372.
Source: National Shooting Sports Foundation
Data released by the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,300,100 checks…
by Ben Chinelli / Apr 5, 2010