June sees 12.8% increase in firearms sales checks over same month last year; 13th straight month over month increase
The June 2011 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 679,840 is an increase of 12.8 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 602,908 in June 2010. For comparison, the unadjusted June 2011 NICS figure of 1,157,714 is an increase of 16 percent over the unadjusted NICS figure of 998,262 in June 2010.
This marks the 13th straight month-over-month increase in NSSF-adjusted NICS figures.
The adjusted NICS data were derived by NSSF by subtracting out all NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa 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.
In addition to other purposes, NICS is used to check transactions of firearms sales and transfers on new and used handguns and long guns.