If the FBI conducts 2.2 million this month, 2019 will claim the title for the most conducted in a single year—despite the fact the annual firearm sales record set in 2016 (adjusted to roughly 15.7 million) is not in jeopardy.
The increase comes on the heels of modest gains posted in July, June and May, although it’s still too early to predict whether this year’s total will beat 2018’s numbers.
Despite the much-publicized “new norm” in firearm sales, spending in the overall shooting and hunting sports market grew by 11 percent in 2018.
A continuation of a “new norm” in gun sales below last year’s totals is reflected in November’s NICS figures.
Intuit has voluntarily contacted the famed firearm training facility and has agreed to cover the cost of manpower required to recover the rerouted funds.