NSSF: March Gun Sales Up Over Last Year

posted on April 6, 2017

Could all the talk about the gun industry’s “Trump Slump” be much ado about nothing? A quick look at newly released March numbers certainly dispels the idea of a precipitous drop so often proclaimed by those in the media: Figures show an increase in gun sales of 5.2 percent over the same period last year. 

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) adjusted totals—which remove any NICS checks that do not result in sales—1.36 million were performed in March. This compares to last year’s March total of 1.29 million.

While the numbers don’t represent actual firearm sales—only buyer checks—the findings indicate that demand for guns remains strong. As NSSF spokesperson Michael Bazinet told the Washington Free Beacon, “Despite the mainstream news media narrative, which has overemphasized the political component of sales, the sky is not falling for the firearms industry." He noted that we’re seeing a natural cyclical downturn, but “the valley floor is also considerably higher after a decade of increasing participation in the shooting sports.”

Latest

unholstering a handgun
unholstering a handgun

The Truth About Armed Citizens in America

The mainstream media tells us that armed citizens almost never stop bad guys with guns. The truth is much more interesting than they want the American people to understand.

What Makes a Receiver into a Gun?

Those interest in selling and purchasing partial receivers would be wise to read the ATF letter carefully.

Censoring Gun Owners

In order to restrict the use of citizens' Second Amendment rights, California targeted the First Amendment right to talk about gun competitions, training classes and more.

The Armed Citizen® November 25, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

How Gun Control Creeps In

Olympian Gabby Franco reflects on Venezuela’s downfall and the need to protect American freedom.

Concealed Carry’s Big News

The trend of more law-abiding Americans embracing their freedom is showing no sign of abating.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.