The National Shooting Sports Foundation is reporting that their adjusted NICS check figures show the 13th straight month-over-month increase in the NSSF adjusted NICS figures.
The June 2011 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 679,840 is an increase of 12.8 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 602,908 in June 2010. For comparison, the unadjusted June 2011 NICS figure of 1,157,714 is an increase of 16 percent over the unadjusted NICS figure of 998,262 in June 2010.
The figures are adjusted to drop out those checks which can be attributed to CCW background checks as used by states such as Utah, Kentucky, and Iowa among other things.
The NSSF graphic below shows the pattern in adjusted NICS checks for the month of June for the past 10 years. This past June was a definite improvement over the prior two years and is the high watermark for the past ten Junes.