The FBI completed 1.77 million gun background checks on an NSSF-adjusted basis in October, a climb of 60.1 percent compared to the October 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1.1 million.

For comparison, the unadjusted October 2020 FBI NICS figure 3.27 million reflects a 40.5 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2.33 million in October 2019.

The NSSF-adjusted background checks for January through October 2020 total 17,227,586 and have exceeded the total 13,199,172 adjusted background checks for the entire year of 2019 by 30.5 percent. Each month, since March, has been the strongest ever recorded for that month.

October’s results come on top of a gain on an NSSF-adjusted basis of 61.4 percent in September, 51.2 percent in August, 122.5 percent in July, 135.7 percent in June, 75.2 percent in May, 69.1 percent in April, and 41 percent in March.

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