U.S. Guns Sales Surge 15th Straight Month, Up 13.5%

The National Shooting Sports Federation (NSSF) is the firearms industry lobby group that keeps track of everything gun business related. As you can see from the chart above, August firearms sales were up relative to any year over the last ten years. More specifically, “The August 2011 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 815,858 is an increase of 13.5 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 718,971 in August 2010.” Make the jump to see the 2008 “Obama surge” that set the pace for 2011. If Americans re-elect The One in 2012, it’ll be chocks away for the U.S. gun and ammo biz. Again.