NICS data

While at the NRA Annual Meeting I picked up a sheet of paper from the FBI NICS booth. The full sized scan of it is here but the most interesting data on it was this graph:


In late 2008 as Obama’s election was increasing likely we had a surge in gun sales that extended through the first months of 2009. No news there.

But what I didn’t realize was that sales didn’t continue their downward turn during the summer and fall to the levels of the early 2000s. In fact the sales of early 2010 are only slightly below that of early 2009.