Trump Era July NICS Continues Trend of 2018 as Second Highest Gun Sales Year on Record

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) continued to record near-record numbers in July. During the 2016 election cycle, the fear of a Clinton presidency pushed gun sales and, correspondingly, NICS background checks to an all-time record high. Many people thought sales and NICS checks would crater once President Trump was elected. But both […]

Trump Slump? 2017 Second Biggest Year Ever For Gun Sales

The FBI has released the final numbers for 2017 gun sales.  While 2016’s sales record of 27 million still stands, last year’s 25,235,215 comes in second by a mere eight percent.  While the mainstream media claimed a steep decline in firearm sales, those fake news reports proved nothing more than wishful thinking. From the Washington Post (where […]

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 […]

Springfield Armory Daily Digest: Goliath Takes a Hit, Semper Fi, and the Future of Gun Sales

Yesterday in Maine, David beat Goliath – “Mainers weren’t supposed to defeat Michael Bloomberg’s agenda on the ballot yesterday. His propaganda was too powerful, his budget was limitless and his paid “grassroots” army was unstoppable. The media seemed to be with him at every turn, echoing his talking points as fact and endorsing the question, one […]

NSSF: Gun Sales Jump 17.2% In 2011

According to preliminary sales numbers collected by the ATF and crunched by the National Shooting Sports Federation, 2011 was a record-breaking year for gun sales. Americans bought 17.2% more guns in 2011 than the did in 2010, which was itself a record-breaking year. When you’re done cheering, make the jump for the full statistics.