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Increased Nebraska gun sales mirror national trend

Added 02-14-21 02:22:01am EST - “Between riots and talk of tighter gun control legislation, 2020 appears to have been a record year for gun sales across the nation.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Increased Nebraska gun sales mirror national trend”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) - Between riots and talk of tighter gun control legislation, 2020 appears to have been a record year for gun sales across the nation.

The actual number of guns sold in the United States is not recorded. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System, however, is a federal firearm background check system used by licensed firearm dealers.

The system doesn’t compile purchases but records how many FBI checks have been processed. Most gun purchases require a background check.

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In 2020, for example, every month of background checks was up significantly over 2019. In fact, the FBI checks hardly reached 3 million in a month before 2020 but did so eight times in 2020.

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