After a record number of gun sales in January last year, the FBI announced that the selling of firearms has tailed off since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, revealed 500,000 fewer background investigations than the prior year.
Setting industry standards for accuracy, NICS records show the Trump presidency has comforted gun owners and citizens on the fringe.
“These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS,” the FBI stated in its most recent NICS report. “They do not represent the number of firearms sold. Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.”
Pushing for further gun regulations, former President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton were believed to have rushed citizens to buy guns, fearing the potential abridgment of their rights.
Allan Gottlieb, a member of the Second Amendment Foundation said “No Obama, no Clinton, no gun prohibition, no problem. No rush to buy a gun before your rights are infringed. Of course, gun sales are down.”
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