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NICS Background Checks Skyrocket

HISTORIC NATURE OF 2020 TAKES SHAPE WRITTEN BY JADE MOLDAE

Through the first half of 2020, NSSF-adjusted NICS background checks have been recorded at a blistering pace — with 10,292,725 checks conducted from Jan. 1 through June 30. This figure represents an astronomical jump over the same period in previous years (see chart). It’s […]

NICS Gun Data Sales up 137% Last Month, Highest June in History

Continuing to set new monthly records, last month was the highest June in terms of federal background checks for gun transfers since the system was established.

The unadjusted figures of 3,909,502 checks conducted through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System last month is a 70.6 percent jump from the […]

Man From Albuquerque Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing Firearm as Convicted Felon

Man From Albuquerque Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing Firearm as Convicted Felon

Press Release on March 6, 2020 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Nelson Carralero-Escobar, 65, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque on Mar. 5 to 57 months in prison for being a felon in possession of […]

Americans Bought 13.9 Million Firearms in 2019

The number of NICS background checks conducted by the FBI in 2019 came in at 28,369,750, the highest mark since the agency began the program in 1998. After an adjustment for the volume of concealed-carry permit applications, renewals and other administrative use of the system, Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) estimates the figure […]

Did you get yours?

Fear & Loading: Gun Sales—Up Nearly 16 Points in August

National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figures from August indicate firearm sales were up nearly 16 percent in August when compared to the same period in 2018. “Likely single handgun sales (632,415) increased year-over-year by 19.5% while single long-gun sales (430,838) increased year […]

ATF FFL Alert — FFL Theft – Bernalillo County – New Mexico

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FBI’s NICS Firearm Background Checks in 2019 Hit 2-Million Mark for 6 Straight Months

Record numbers of Americans are seeking to purchase firearms in transactions using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), launched by the FBI in 1998.

NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms. Before ringing up the sale, cashiers call in […]

ATF FFL Alert — FFL Burglary – Sandoval County – New Mexico

This is an important message from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. A Federal firearms licensee in Sandoval County, New Mexico has experienced a burglary that resulted in the theft of firearms. Please ensure the security of both your inventory and property and report all suspicious persons or activity to your local police […]

Walmart to Stop Selling Guns in New Mexico Because of Background Check Law

Starting on July 22, 2019, Walmart will no longer sell firearms in New Mexico.

A spokesperson for the retail giant told local media that the decision was in response to the July 1st rollout of the state’s new universal background check law.

“Unlike a specialty sporting goods retailer where customers expect to see firearms […]

Operation Fast and Furious Lawsuit Hearing Date Approaches

(Editor: For those who aren’t aware, Operation Fast and Furious resulted in a Mexican border state law that as a result, affects us here in New Mexico. Due to the botched affair by the then Obama administration which resulted in the death of a Border Patrol and an ICE agent, we have a “special” […]