More than a million firearm sales in September resulted in the FBI conducting a National Instant Criminal Background (NICS) check. Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) puts the 30-day period’s total sales at roughly 1.3 million, making it the 38th month in a row with seven-digit figures.
Gun sales continue to decline in 2022 compared to the sales experienced a year ago at the same time, but is still expected to remain above 2019 sales figures in what is being called the "new normal."
February's gun-sales numbers are significantly more than they were last year, but is the pace slowing at all?
According to forecasts performed by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting, total 2020 firearm sales might top 20 million guns if trends hold steady.