U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- The 2018 November of National Instant background Check System (NICS) numbers have been reported by the FBI. The NICS checks for November of 2018 were 2,393,043. That makes 2018 the second highest November on record. The record was set in 2016, with 2,561,281.
The number of NICS done this year is already the third highest since NICS checks were started in 1998. The total at the end of November, 2018, is 23,638,551. Only 2016 and 2017 had higher totals for the whole year.
December is usually the highest month for NICS checks. There are only three years where this was not true. Those were 2008, 2013, and 2014.
NICS checks are highly correlated with worries about further infringements on the Second Amendment by the federal government. In 2008, it was worry about the election of Barrack Obama. In 2013, it was concern over his re-election. In 2014, it was concern over the statements President Obama made in his push for more infringements.
I expect over 2.5 million NICS checks in December of 2018. The Media are starting to push for more infringements on the Second Amendment from their colleagues in …Read the Rest