by Garrett O’Leary, Assistant Editor
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
The first month of 2021 saw an astonishing number of firearms purchased, building upon the record-setting numbers from last year.
According to new data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), January saw more than two million background checks conducted for the purchase of a firearm via the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Incredibly, this is 75% higher than January 2020.
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