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Gun background checks at an all time high

The FBI processed a record 3.7 million gun background checks in March — more than any month previously reported, according to the agency’s latest data.

March now sets the bar with the greatest number of background checks conducted in a single month since the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was launched in 1998.

By far, the state leading in federal firearm background checks numbers for the month of March was Illinois — with over half a million background checks conducted — followed by Texas, Kentucky, Florida, and California.…/nics_firearm_checks_-_month_year…/view


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