By Dan Zimmerman
February was a short month, but it was plenty long enough for Americans to decide to buy more than 1.3 million more firearms. Why? Because they can. Because they decided they need them shoot, hunt, compete, protect themselves and deter tyranny. And because it’s their right to do so. Unfortunately, Joe Biden was unavailable to comment.
The NSSF’s Mark Oliva tells us that . . .
Over 1.3 million background checks were conducted for sale of firearm in February, holding steady with figure from one year ago. This is demonstrative of a steady appetite for Americans from all walks of life exercising their Second Amendment right to lawful firearm ownership. Certain politicians choose twisted narratives to demonize firearm ownership instead of confront the criminal elements in our communities. Figures likes these, month-after-month, show us that Americans reject that rhetoric and are choosing to protect themselves and participate in the rich heritage of the shooting sports.
Here’s the NSSF’s press release . . .
The February 2023 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,343,593 is a decrease of 0.6 percent compared to the February 2022 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,352,105. For comparison, the unadjusted February 2023 FBI NICS figure 2,502,385 reflects a 0.5 percent decrease from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,514,818 in February 2022.
February 2023 is the 43rd consecutive month 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.
Sorry Hogg Boy but Americans are buying more guns and they don’t want your worthless pillow so just Go Home and drink from your sippy cup and that goes also for all the little Nit-Wits from your stupid March for Our Lives
I’m proud to say that KommieFascistorniastan added 109,948 to that number in February, an increase from 2022.
I was at a small gun show and was looking for a .38 Special. I found one and agreed on the price, but the FFL dealer was with another customer, doing a background check. I told him I’d come back. I came back in 30 minutes; still working on her paperwork. I came back in another 30 minutes… almost done. I asked him, “Where’s this ‘gunshow loophole’?” and we laughed and laughed and laughed. Finally, it was my turn and my CHL got me instant approval.
I guess we should worry about gun manufacturers throwing their support behind Democrats; they and their asinine, anti-law enforcement/pro-crime agenda sells more guns than a 50% off sale.
Liberal banks are watching gun purchases.
So far they are not freezing accounts of gun buyers, but I use cash when buying guns or ammo.
In the meantime Discover will institute special codes for the purchase of firearm related items. And they pledge that they will not turn these over to the government. Boycott these losers.
I don’t know too many Discover users anyway. I wonder how many they have in the US?
How Glenn Would Respond if ATF Agents Visited HIM