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The old man in the White House keeps yammering on about the need for another “assault weapons” ban. This week, Senate Democrats obliged him by introducing yet another doomed bill to do that. Last night, Chuck Schumer said he’ll bring the bill to the floor to make Republicans vote on it (we’re sure red state Dems like John Tester will be grateful for that, too). Meanwhile, gun sales last month jumped 5% over last year, posting the third highest total for November on record.

According to NSSF’s Mark Oliva . . .

November’s figures of nearly 1.6 million background checks for the sale of a firearm at retail is a very strong indicator of a vibrant demand for lawful firearm ownership. The firearm industry typically sees a slight upswing in the number of background checks in the later months of the year, which coincide with hunting seasons and the holiday shopping sales. However, there are many communities with sustained levels of crime that have not abated.

Those concerns, along with the punishing antigun measures by the Biden administration and threats of more gun control promised by the Biden-Harris reelection campaign, cannot be discounted as contributing factors. Americans have demonstrated month-after-month, and year-after-year, Second Amendment rights matter and they are investing their hard-earned dollars to exercise their right to lawfully possess firearms before the right can be further infringed.

Here’s the NSSF’s press release . . .

The November 2023 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,595,476 is an increase of 5.0 percent compared to the November 2022 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,519,524. For comparison, the unadjusted November 2023 FBI NICS figure 2,594,906 reflects a 5.6 percent decrease from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,747,862 in November 2022.

November 2023 is the third-highest November on record and marks the 52nd month in a row that has exceeded 1 million adjusted background checks in a single month.

Please note: Twenty-four states currently have at least one qualified alternative permit, which under the Brady Act allows the permit-holder, who has undergone a background check to obtain the permit, to purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer without a separate additional background check for that transfer. The number of NICS checks in these states does not include these legal transfers based on qualifying permits and NSSF does not adjust for these transfers. The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks and permit rechecks used by states for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases. NSSF started subtracting permit rechecks in February 2016.

Though not a direct correlation to firearms sales, the NSSF-adjusted NICS data provide an additional picture of current market conditions. In addition to other purposes, NICS is used to check transactions for sales or transfers of new or used firearms.

It should be noted that these statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. They do not represent the number of firearms sold or sales dollars. Based on varying state laws, local market conditions and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.

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  1. Well that is the one thing that is very clear about Democrats and that is they totally ignore the fact that their gun control efforts are a total failure because of their multitude of bad policies.
    The more they push the more people now own firearms. When you give illegals, human and drug traffickers priority over American Citizens, defund the police, allow criminals to go free, allow riots and smash and grabs, and then people buy guns for their own protection how can any person not comprehend the degree of the failure. I mean dumb is dumb and when you repeat the same behavior time after time and get the same result, yep you are crazy. Those people are definitely to be ignored and dismissed summarily.

    • Democrats stand by their social policies and “criminal justice reforms” despite their repeated failures because those policies are like religious doctrines to them. They’d no sooner give them up than Christians would stop believing in Christ.

  2. For a group that hates their imaginary enemy ‘the gun lobby’ so much anti-gun sells a lot of guns.

  3. Old Joe needs to concentrate on all the fully automatic (truly weapons of war) the Taliban were gifted, and where they are being deployed. Maybe go to Afghanistan, and institute some red flag laws along with some confiscation. I’m sure that would go well…

  4. Translation: 1.6 million instances of the unconstitutional assumption of guilt before being proven innocent were foisted upon American citizens.

    BGCs are, by definition and default, a blockage of your rights due to assumption of your potential guilt without any evidence to prompt that assumption.

    • Not disagreeing but kinda want to get where I can buy a pistol without a permit let alone having to add it to my permit each time I buy one before I go after that one.

      • There are many states where you can do so (because there is no such thing as a “permit”). You need ANOTHER reason to get out of blue/metro US?

        • Never did but harder to find standing when you have all of your rights as not everyone wants a replay of Sherman’s march anywhere.

        • Keep in mind there are over 5 million registered Republicans in California. Less than 100,000 strategically relocated Republican voters would dramatically change who controls congress and the presidency. Now imagine 200,000.

          There’s a reason we have an open border, with millions coming every across every year. How many babies (new Democrats) will each one have? These are the people who bought into so_shall_ism south of the border. (Look at their countries.) This window of opportunity will soon be gone.

        • Their votes only count in a few rural counties in the eastern and northern part of the state. It’s literally a wasted effort to vote their way out of that mess, IMO.

      • @SAFE

        Is there a limit to how many expansion cards you can have stapled to your “permit”?

        No “State Registry” in Montana and our LGS honor your MT County-issued CWP in-lieu of a NICS check. Buying a new firearm is a 10 minute deal (if you write slow) and the Sheriff and State don’t care what you buy.

        I am grateful that work brought me to Montana three decades ago. When I retired, the Missus and I decided that it was a pretty good place to stay.

        • Forgive the deep green envy from my end but no NICS check for Montana with a permit? To better answer your question re how many would unfortunately start with it depends, prior to the CCIA and Bruen it mattered what judge/county official designee your locality thought of it. Some couldn’t be paid to care what people had unless it drew undue attention and others would insist on proof of a safe after more than 2 pistols (typically more but 2 was the worst extreme I know of). Now we are kinda in a waiting period to see how much either side can get away with without going back to court (barring direct challenges of course). I will say even the new permits only have 5 pistols on the first card and I am still new enough to collecting that I do not have a third card yet.

        • It’s the exact same in Florida. A valid carry permit and cash or credit card, and you can walk out the door with your new toy.

          Keep supporting your local gun rights orgs, they are doing the work with the lawsuits to kill crap like ‘purchase permits’.

          They want so very badly to have a national registry, and we won’t let them…

        • Geoff honestly it is the right idea especially when the state still allows private party sales for all kinds of reasons that piss off the communist inclined thinkers. On an up note a lot of the first time purchasers here in NY are apparently discovering guns are awesome and buying their second and often something different so demand for something other than 9mm is starting to come back.

    • Background checks dont work, criminals still get gunms. Proof: one is still president and he owns a shotgunm.

  5. It turns out the Tesla Cybertruck may look ugly, sorta looks like a transformer that got stuck, but it turns out it is actually bullet proof for some calibers (well, at least bullet resistant — Tesla uploaded a video a few days ago)

      • Very good- as far as it goes. They didnt test an AR15 tho- or an AK foty-seben, yo! probably would have drilled straight thru is my guess.

        • I am curious if a 357 (sig or mag) would go right through let alone anything in the intermediate rifle or lever action range. 9mm (unless high velocity 1300fps+) and 45acp especially tend to be very low bars for armor penetration.

    • Didn’t quite make November stats. But I added to December yesterday. Quite likely done for this year🙄

    • MY copies must have been lost in the mail. Did anyone get copies of the ITAR paperwork Slo Joe ‘s boys needed signed to transfer those real weapons of war out of America control? What were the results of those background checks???

      Under new BATE definition of “being in the business,” Slo Joe was doing business transfers without a license. Ummm….how many years in The Grayrock Motel is that worth???

      OH, my bad….those rules are for We The Little Peeps, not Dribble King Thee. The Alphabet Boys will know it when they see it, and will advise. You can trust them……

  6. Ok hear me out. Let the ban go through.
    Now that I’ve pissed everyone off, let me explain why(it has nothing to do with me being anti civil rights). The best way to get SCOTUS to hear any case is one of two conditions,
    first, there is a circut split.
    second, the state keeps losing
    the 9th circus will rule in favor of it and the 5th circut will rule against it.
    Creepy joe could go down as the most pro gun president of all time if black rifle bans were ruled unconstitutional on his watch.

    • It would be nice to somehow settle it once and for all. What would dems scream about when you take abortion and scary gunz off the table? Climate justice LOL? More illegal immigration? More draggg_queeen story time? Extermination of Jews?

    • “Ok hear me out. Let the ban go through.”

      Lawsuits are in the pipeline to kill that crap, donate to the gun rights organizations doing the heavy lifting on those fronts…

  7. Thank you miner49er and dacian for being too damn stupid to realize how much damage you’re doing to gun control.

    You guys are priceless.

  8. Awesome hearing regarding the FBI

    Might lose a bit of the annual Fed Bonus (at 6:10). WOW Wray is a POS snake in the grass.

    • In addition to their guaranteed raises, they’ll get a massive cost of living adjustment.

      In March, Biden first announced his pay raise plan as part of his fiscal 2024 budget proposal, recommending the largest pay increase for civilian federal workers since the Carter administration. Thursday’s announcement confirms that, if implemented, federal employees will see an across-the-board increase in basic pay of 4.7% and an average 0.5% boost to locality pay.

  9. The DEMONcRATS are trying to turn America into a Leftist State full of facist dictators. Gun control is just one of their methods to make us all subservient.

  10. I had a gunm but I traded it for an ink pen because the pen is mightier then the sword.
    I didnt know you get more years on a prison sentence for writing hot checks then you do for having a stolen gunm.
    Never trust an ink pen.

    • those who think the pen is mightier than the sword have a tendency to wish they had a sword instead of a pen when the bad guy is right there trying to kill them.

      • My pen can write a law to prevent that guy from killing me.
        All a sword can do is cut the guys head off.
        Eventually the sword would get dull but the Law the pen wrote about killing people remains as strong as the day it was written.
        Then theres always Option B:
        Jab the pen eraser deep in the bad guys eye socket.

    • I thought that was the Bridgeport, CT story but alas it is yet another one.

  11. Gun control is only one factor in the continuing drive for weapons. Crime, decline of society, continued division of The People and social media narcissism are also major factors

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