January 12, 2011

FBI Releases December 2010 NICS Figures

(GunReports.com) -- The FBI has released its National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figures for December 2010.

NSSF-adjusted figures (1,133,371) show a 9.9 percent increase over NSSF-adjusted figures from December 2009 (1,031,344). For calendar year 2010, the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 9,436,182 is a decrease of 1 percent over the NSSF-adjusted figure of 9,534,131 in calendar year 2009.

In comparison, the unadjusted NICS figure of 14,320,489 for calendar year 2010 is an increase 2.4 percent over the unadjusted NICS figure of 13,984,953 in calendar year 2009. The adjusted NICS data were derived by NSSF by subtracting out NICS purpose-code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases.

Though not a direct correlation to firearms sales, the NSSF-adjusted NICS data provide a more accurate picture of current market conditions. Questions concerning NSSF-adjusted NICS data should be directed to NSSF research at 203-426-1320 or research@NSSF.org.

Comments (6)

And a great surge in the sale of camo gear

Posted by: Sharps | February 4, 2011 9:33 AM    Report this comment

That statement mainly holds true in Arkansas Gaviota (mostly rock).

Posted by: JWallace | January 30, 2011 9:15 PM    Report this comment

The trouble with burying guns is that by the time you get them into the ground, it's time to dig them up again.


Posted by: Lee W | January 13, 2011 10:29 PM    Report this comment

Well, David B, if the sale of 10" PVC is any indicator, perhaps we will also see an upsurge in sales of sod, seed, and fertilizer.

Posted by: canovack | January 13, 2011 7:32 PM    Report this comment

Makes me wonder if sales of 10" PVC is going up as well? I've got mine....

Posted by: david b | January 13, 2011 4:42 PM    Report this comment

In our current political climate, it is quite likely that sales of all models of firearms are likely to stay fairly constant and even continue to increase. This provides us with yet another example of the laws of unintended consequences wherein the greater the threat to private ownership of firearms, the more firearms we shall see being purchased. It makes one wonder that if the anti-Second Amendment forces were ever to realize their goal of enacting laws demanding total disarmament, how do they think the laws would work in practical terms?

Posted by: canovack | January 13, 2011 2:57 PM    Report this comment

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