The firearm industry continues to witness a boom as we see a continuing trend of record high background checks in the spring of 2021. In the month of March we witnessed a record high for NICS background checks.
A new record was set for NICS background checks. Beating out November 2016 as the largest number of background checks conducted in the month of November. With a strong economy and more money in average Americans pockets.
The FBI processed the second-highest number of NICS checks in a single day. On Black Friday this year the FBI processed 202,465 NICS background checks. For comparison on Black Friday 2018 the FBI conducted only 182,093 NICS checks.
Last month, NICS background checks broke the previous 2016 record for the month of October. That was a month before the 2016 presidential election between now President Trump and Hilary Clinton.
ATF just advised FFL dealers in Alabama of a procedural change in firearms transfers in the state of Alabama. Alabama FFL’s can no longer accept Alabama’s Concealed Carry Permit as an exemption for federal NICS background checks.
Back in 2016 Proposition 63 was put on California’s state ballot during the 2016 Presidential Election. The Proposition mandates that all ammunition sales must submit a eligibility background check when purchasing ammunition, bans high-capacity magazines, and levies fines for firearms owners who do not report lost or stolen firearms to the police.