Gun background checks are set to outpace last year’s record of nearly 40 million, with FBI figures showing that the first six months of 2021 have already seen 56 percent of the volume of background checks conducted in all of 2020. In the six months through 2021, federal authorities have conducted 22.2 million background checks,Gun background checks are set to outpace last year’s record of nearly 40 million, with FBI figures showing that the first six months of 2021 have already seen 56 percent of the volume of background checks conducted in all of 2020. In the six months through 2021, federal authorities have conducted 22.2 million background checks, compared to 19.2 million by the same point last year, according to the FBI’s monthly NICS firearm check data. Last year’s record-breaking surge in background checks has continued into this year, with every month so far in 2021 except June seeing a larger number of filings than the comparable months of 2020. June 2021 saw 3.1 million filings, compared to 3.9 million in June 2020. The data comes as Congress has failed to pass major legislation that would restrict gun ownership, despite a Democrat majority in both chambers and President Joe Biden’s push for tighter … …Read More

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