August NICS Background Checks Another New Record

Background checks completed in the FBI’s National Instant Background Check system totaled 2,073,296 in August, a 7.7% increase over 2017. That’s the highest number for August since NICS was established in 1998. For reference, the August 1999 NICS total was 703,394 about one-third of the current total. More and more NICS checks are being used […]

Fake News: 3D Printed Gun Disinformation On Parade

The entire 3D printed guns kerfuffle that was set off when Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed settled a longstanding lawsuit with the US Department of Justice has resulted in a nearly endless procession of news reports and commentary featuring jaw-dropping ignorance and misinformation about the nation’s gun laws. Or it would be jaw-dropping, if it weren’t already […]