The July 2021 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) decreased 30.1 percent in July against a surge in the early months of the pandemic.

The July 2021 figures were still the second strongest for the month on record, surpassed only by July 2020.

The NSSF-adjusted figure of 1.29 million represented a decrease of 30.1 percent compared to the July 2020 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1.85 million.

For comparison, the unadjusted July 2021 FBI NICS figure 2,860,476 reflects a 20.9 percent decrease from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 3,614,192 in July 2020.

The total NSSF-adjusted NICS January through June 2021 numbers reflect a decrease of 8.8 percent compared to the same time period in 2020.

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