The June 2018 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 892,479 is a decrease of 12.2 percent compared to the June 2017 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1.02 million.
NICS-adjusted checks were down 8.5 percent in May, 4.2 percent in April and increased 10.8 percent in March.
The unadjusted June 2018 FBI NICS figure 1.91 million reflects a 1.3 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 1.89 million in June 2017.
The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks and permit rechecks used by states for CCW permit application checks, as well as checks on active CCW permit databases. NSSF started subtracting permit rechecks in February 2016.
The second quarter 2018 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 2.86 million reflects a decrease of 8.1 percent compared to the 3.12 million figure for second quarter 2017.