BREAKING: Attorney General Sessions Orders Investigation Into Lack of Prosecutions for Lying on Gun Background Check Forms

NBC is reporting that in the wake of the shooting in Sutherland Springs and the failure of the NICS system to flag the shooter three different times, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into the background check system used during firearms purchases. Implemented following the passage of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention […]

TTAG Daily Digest: Mass Shootings in “Gun-Free” Nations, Tactical Tacos and DC Carry Permits

Narrative alert! . . . Mass shootings in gun-free nations The global history of mass shootings demonstrates that the vast majority of these crimes are perpetrated in places where citizen firearms ownership is close to nil. While people can argue about cause and effect, the facts are indisputable. This might seem surprising to people who […]

TTAG Daily Digest: Government Incompetence, Public Health and The FBI Loses Another One

Yes, well we’ve been saying this for years . . . Texas shooting: Gun laws aren’t the problem, government incompetence is It should not matter if these incidences are occurring because of a political correctness stigma around mental health, or just dumb laziness. If federal employees cannot perform the simplest of tasks of enforcing laws already […]

Black Friday 2016 Sets Single-Day NICS Check Record

By now you’ve probably heard that according to the FBI, which is responsible for maintaining and running the National Instant [Criminal Background] Check System (NICS), Black Friday 2016 broke the all-time single-day NICS check record. With 185,713 background checks processed, the previous record — set on Black Friday 2015 — was surpassed by a whopping 368 […]

October Gun Sales Break Record, On Pace to Historic Year

Gun sales for October continued their record-breaking pace. It’s now virtually assured that 2016 will be America’s biggest gun sales year in history. The 2016 NICS checks are far ahead of those for 2015, the previous record holder. In October 2016, the FBI processed 2,333,539 background checks — compared to October 2015’s 1,976,759. The total NICS checks for the previous year: 23,141,970. […]