September Marked the 50th Straight Month – 4 Years – of Firearm Sales Over 1 Million

September marked the 50th continuous month on record in which USA gun sales in the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System (NICS) exceeded 1 million firearms, according to estimates by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

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The NSSF’s estimate is only a minimum, since it doesn’t factor in sales of multiple firearms during a single transaction and it doesn’t include sales in the 25 states that don’t require background checks for people who have qualified and been issued concealed carry permits.

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Results from a Rutgers University New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center study, released in late June, indicate the number of Americans who own guns could be as high as 60% of the USA adult population (155,531,710 people).

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An analysis by the Crime Prevention Research Center identified a total of 440 active shooter incidents during the years of 2014–2022 and found that a responsibly armed citizen stopped at least 157 of them, which is 35.7% of all incidents; in 2022 alone, it was at least 41.3%.

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The above data support Wake Forest University sociology professor David Yamane’s conclusion that “guns are normal and normal people use guns.”

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