May 19, 2009

Firearms Sales Figures for April

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The upward trend in firearms sales continued in April, marking the sixth consecutive month of significant increases.

Data released by the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,225,980 checks in April 2009. This figure is a 30.3 percent increase from the 940,961 reported in April 2008.

FBI background checks are required under federal law for all individuals purchasing either new or used firearms from federally licensed retailers. The checks serve as a gauge of actual sales but do not reflect the actual number of firearms sold, since, following a background check, a customer may decide not to purchase a firearm or may purchase more than one firearm.

The April increase follows a 29.2 percent gain in March and rises of 23 percent in February, 28 percent in January, 24 percent in December and 42 percent in November when a record 1,529,635 background checks were performed.

The increase in NICS checks coincides with a rise in excise taxes reported by firearms manufacturers, another indicator of firearm sales.

Comments (7)

Kahr has now come out with a "CW" series,9mm, 40SW, and 45ACP.
Would like to see a review on these any one of these.


Posted by: Ben K | October 15, 2009 10:07 AM    Report this comment

We are out of powder,primers,and projectiles here in NM especially for handgun loads. .45ACP,.40S&W,.380, .357,.38 special ammo are all but non existant! And if you do happen to find any, the dealers and on line sources are gouging the heck out of the avaverage shooter! SHAME ON YOU!!!

In God We Trust....

Posted by: Geometric1 | May 28, 2009 10:58 AM    Report this comment

Mr. Obeyme! That's great, bear!


Posted by: Lee W | May 22, 2009 1:34 PM    Report this comment

Mr.Obeyme sure is a great salesman for the gun stores and manufactures thats for sure. But ammo is getting hard to find but can still be gotten and I am still stocking up when ever and where ever I can and helping get reloading products for my reloading friends that help me also.

Posted by: bear1 | May 21, 2009 2:42 PM    Report this comment

Now if we could only find the ammo to put through them,it would be great!! Now obama wants to make reloading ammo illegal. Good thing I stocked up last year, can't find much in ammo now.

Posted by: dgray64 | May 21, 2009 8:58 AM    Report this comment

November - 42%
December - 24%
January - 28%
February - 23%
March - 29.2 %
April - 30.3 %
It's actually been on a downward trend since November. In six months we'll probably see an increase in the availability of used firearms when sheeple feel safe again and decide to rid their homes of these dangerous mechanical devices. I'm going to have to build a handgun cabinet.

Posted by: JWallace | May 19, 2009 8:34 PM    Report this comment

That's an average increase of 29.42% per month over the same months last year, for five months in a row.

Dang! That Barak Hussein Ramzi al Kaboom Obama is one hell of an arms merchant, ain't he?


Posted by: Lee W | May 19, 2009 6:00 PM    Report this comment

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