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Try not to yawn at news of yet another huge gun sales month. September saw another 1,350,754 adjusted background checks, a good measure of gun sales activity. That’s far less than a year ago during the height of the pandemic buying binge, but easily the second highest September total on record.

The NSSF’s Mark Oliva had this to say about that . . .

September’s strong showing of over 1.3 million background checks conducted for the sale of a firearm already tops totals seen in 2019, with three months still remaining. To date, over 13.7 million background checks have been completed for a firearm sale, topping 2019’s total of nearly 13.2 million.

September also saw firearm sales continue an incremental month-over-month climb, with over 20,000 more background checks for gun sales than were recorded in August 2021. Firearm sales typically rise during autumn months as hunters get back into the woods, fields and marshes for hunting season and gun buyers take advantage of new models and holiday sales.

It must also be considered that Americans continue to buy firearms for personal protection. The recent FBI Uniform Crime Report indicated that violent crime rose and Americans continue to buy firearms in response to concerns for their personal protection.

Each month since April 2021 has registered as the second strongest month on record for gun sale background checks, only behind 2020, when 21 million background checks were recorded. At this pace, 2021 could be the second strongest year for firearm sales ever recorded.

Did you add to the total last month? If so, what did you buy?

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  1. And most likely 50%+ of these checks are not fully accurate. That system only works to the extent information is input in to a computer. No way to tell if the data input thus far is accurate and correct or not. Big damn waste of money.

  2. Can’t remember any new firearm purchases last month. I’ll have to look around. At least 1/2 dozen this year. As well as spare mags and ammo. Only the possum knows! Bwa-ha-ha!

  3. I’m planning ahead, I dont know what for? But I’m planning.
    I hate to admit it. But I’m a thief! Everytime Dacians female turns her back I grab one off her yard sale table. You’d think she’d pay better attention but she just keeps hanging them out there, the gunms I mean.
    Now before you go to bad mouthing me too bad, be advised, most of the gunms I swipe I take down to the ‘Dacians Bar&Grill’ sale them back to him, and buy a few drinks for the house.(he thinks hes getting his money back on the liquor, being I’ma moron and all)
    I’ve got citations.

  4. Not many additions to my collection this year, only five so far.

    My purchases are made using a Texas LTC, so these are not reflected in the NSSF numbers.

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