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NSSF: August Background Checks Highest on Record

Op/Ed from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

NSSF: August Background Checks Highest on Record

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August's adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System figures of nearly 1.7 million background checks associated with the sale of a firearm are in line with the months-long trend we’ve witnessed since March, when figures topped an all-time one-month record of 2.3 million. Each month since April, adjusted NICS figures averaged between 1.6 and 1.8 million.

August’s figures are a record high for the month over all previous years and show us that concerns for personal safety and self defense continue to remain a priority for law-abiding Americans.

The sustained pace of firearm sales proves that law-abiding Americans are turning out by the millions to...

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