By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-
In 2016, Americans continue to break records for gun sales. While the National Instant Check System (NICS) does not track gun sales directly, the numbers are highly correlated. The numbers of NICS checks, and the increase in private firearms, have skyrocketed during the Obama administration.
The total for 2016 through the end of May is 11,698,006 instant checks. That is more than the entire year of 2007, which held the record up to that year. Thus, during the Obama years, the number of private firearm sales has doubled. In 2015, the highest year on record, the total number of checks was 23,141,970. That is just a hair short of double the number done in 2007. 2016 is shaping up to break the 2015 record by millions of instant checks. In just the first five months of instant checks, the cumulative instant checks are more than half the total for all of the record breaking year of 2015.
May, 2016, has the most instant checks of all the months of May on record. That makes 13 months in a row that have broken records for all …Read the Rest