These Are Raw NICS Numbers But Still Wow!

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information Services released the NICS background checks for the month of June 2020 yesterday. June was the highest month on record going back to November 1998.

For the month, the FBI conducted 3,931,607 checks. That beat the previous high in the month of March 2020 by almost 200,000.

Now remember these are raw numbers. Some of the checks were for carry permits, some were recurring checks for stuff like FOID cards, and many sales do not require a NICS check due to the purchaser holding a carry permit in certain states. Nonetheless, most probably were for firearm sales.

I can’t wait to see the NSSF adjusted NICS checks for the month. They should be available early next week.

UPDATE: Flight Doc asked for a link where he could enlarge or download the above chart. It can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Me And Paula

It turns out that Paula Broadwell and I have something in common.

You guys went to same school? Nope. She went to West Point and I, believe it or not, am a graduate of a Quaker college. Go figure.

You both served in military intelligence? Again, no. While my father did serve in the US Army for 28 years, I have never served in the armed forces. I do, however, have the utmost respect for those who have served our country in the armed forces.

You both have written a book? Alas, no. I haven’t written any books with or without a ghost writer though I’ve thought about it once or twice.

And no, I’m not having an affair on the Complementary Spouse!

Actually, what we both have in common are visits from the FBI. Her visits have been a little more “intense” and are related to harassing emails she supposedly sent to Jill Kelley. The visit I got was to my blog and it was from the FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems in Clarksburg, WV. Someone there was interested in the blog post I did on Paradigm SRP’s Gator Shotgun Spreader device. According to Wikipedia, their mission is:

The mission of CJIS is to reduce terrorist and criminal activities by
maximizing the ability to provide timely and relevant criminal justice
information to the FBI and to qualified law enforcement, criminal justice,
civilian, academic, employment, and licensing agencies concerning
individuals, stolen property, criminal organizations and activities, and
other law enforcement related data.

They are also the home of the NICS database. I’m guessing the CJIS wants to have info about the shotgun spreader device in their database. Either that or the title of my post, “If Society Disintegrates, I Want One Of These”, triggered some key word search function. I don’t believe supporting the Constitution and the Second Amendment rises to the level of “treason” or “insurrection” even if we are continually being called “traitors” and “insurrectionists” by the ne’er do wells at CSGV.