The November 2022 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) fell 11.3 percent to 1.52 million compared to its November 2021 NSSF-adjusted figure of 1.54 million.

For comparison, the unadjusted November 2022 FBI NICS figure of 2.75 million reflected a 4.0 percent decrease from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2.69 million in November 2021.

The adjusted NICS data comes from subtracting NICS purpose code permit checks and permit rechecks used by states for CCW permit application checks and checks on active CCW permit databases.

NSSF started subtracting permit rechecks in February 2016.

For 2022, NSSF-adjusted NICS firearms background checks dropped 11.4 percent in October, declined 7.9 percent in September, gave back 3.1 percent in August, declined 4.5 percent in July, grew 8.1 percent in June, dropped 11.3 percent in May, were down 19.7 percent in April, fell 18.3 percent in March, were off 2.5 percent in February, and fell 40.9 percent in January.