January of 2020 set a new record for gun sales, thanks in large part to the mini-tyrant Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam. But Northam has nothing on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris!
The FBI released data yesterday showing that January’s gun sales were higher than any other January in history. The data said there were 4,317,804 NICS checks conducted in January 2021, just totally obliterating the previous record of 2,702,702, set in January of 2020.
That means that January of 2021 was 75% higher than January of 2020 — which was already the highest January in history. In fact, that 4.3 million isn’t just higher than any January, but than ANY other month since the FBI started tracking!
The previous one-month record was set in March of 2020, when the FBI reported 3,740,688 NICS checks. So this January saw an increase of more than 15% over the previous record!
This follows up on a 2020 that already had every single month setting a new record for gun sales — for twelve consecutive months in a row!
The NSSF’s Mark Oliva had some thoughts on what gun owners were thinking:
It can’t be discounted that many of these background checks for the purchase of a firearm are attributed to threats by the Biden administration to enact the most radical and far-reaching gun control agenda ever proposed. Americans are continuing to purchase firearms at a blistering pace. That’s undoubtedly connected to President Joe Biden’s plans to attack the firearm industry by undoing and rewriting regulations and executive actions to target the firearm industry, which started with freezing the publication of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s “Fair Access” banking rule.
The Biden administration interfered with an independent government agency to further an agenda and perpetuate the illegal Operation Choke Point by farming it out to corporate banks. That was just the opening salvo.
President Biden promised to pursue the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), weaponize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to revoke licenses for minor clerical errors and ban entire classes of firearms from lawful ownership and tax or seize modern sporting rifles (MSRs), or AR-15 style rifles, and magazines in a scheme that would cost those owners an estimated $34 billion for the privilege to own what they already lawfully own.
The Biden administration has yet to put forth a single proposal to tackle the crime, lawlessness, rioting and looting that has plagued this nation for the year.
January’s NICS figures clearly spell out that the demand of law-abiding Americans to purchase firearms isn’t abating. It is growing. Three of the top 10 weeks and one top 10 single day for the highest number of FBI NICS background checks occurred in January. Taken into context that all but one of the top 10 weeks and four other top 10 single-day records occurred during the 2020, when 21 million background checks were conducted, these are a jaw-dropping figures to start the New Year. Americans are claiming their Second Amendment rights to provide for their own safety in record numbers.
Buckle up and keep looking for ammo!