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NICS Firearm Background Checks:

Month/Year by State
Year 2015
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
State / Territory

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

51,119
5,348
24,620
18,184
113,292
33,007
24,791
4,133
61
87,895
43,248
164
1,188
9,858
96,712
67,533
12,562
15,166
320,778
24,516
5,423
1
9,311
13,112
33,596
37,824
17,119
47,271
8,234
6,241
9,482
9,834
7,144
10,614
26,506
43,199
5,512
47,676
28,606
19,429
73,321
1,225
1,722
23,923
6,709
57,536
115,315
19,394
2,373
79
36,685
38,018
17,624
24,587
4,413

62,220
6,731
30,563
24,042
113,789
37,520
24,291
4,137
53
103,809
57,432
147
1,193
12,820
86,317
84,043
16,457
18,262
198,493
33,759
6,166
5
9,092
11,039
38,502
40,699
23,970
55,680
11,027
6,715
11,626
9,085
7,229
13,832
25,920
48,473
5,512
59,899
34,307
24,213
81,379
1,282
1,777
31,543
9,065
53,761
140,229
20,627
3,220
113
40,786
43,129
24,248
32,541
5,539

57,152
7,223
28,402
20,397
199,833
37,740
30,302
4,610
68
93,683
48,200
161
1,344
12,234
96,770
83,305
14,948
16,337
281,518
26,788
7,438
2
10,656
16,296
43,233
51,987
18,635
52,566
10,863
6,796
11,192
11,780
8,529
13,587
29,889
45,196
6,517
62,389
29,926
23,895
92,329
1,377
1,953
26,546
8,923
40,064
129,368
23,422
3,115
96
39,427
43,542
25,804
37,433
5,459

46,971
7,030
24,762
17,135
114,686
34,688
26,677
3,665
51
81,456
35,901
146
1,329
10,686
118,541
67,791
11,113
14,044
253,890
21,000
6,608
2
10,464
14,211
36,840
44,682
14,292
42,187
9,473
5,325
9,830
10,849
7,594
11,299
26,818
37,520
5,225
59,965
26,152
20,563
74,820
1,168
1,710
22,801
6,951
44,972
106,032
20,361
3,081
115
31,657
38,008
18,739
31,164
4,697

45,128
6,168
24,503
16,258
119,574
33,062
24,571
3,683
53
77,601
32,956
148
1,145
9,975
76,538
64,608
7,597
12,249
271,614
20,941
5,860
1
8,105
11,907
32,961
37,779
13,803
37,565
9,364
4,500
9,959
10,564
6,704
11,021
21,977
32,357
4,683
49,428
23,210
19,292
62,676
1,477
1,543
20,254
6,436
40,597
111,012
18,544
2,172
118
28,447
33,943
15,288
24,362
4,612

45,952
5,830
22,999
15,372
112,704
31,777
24,605
3,332
49
79,101
34,674
184
1,213
9,373
80,431
62,755
7,359
10,463
242,027
21,042
6,151
2
8,826
11,383
30,723
33,553
13,111
37,010
8,529
4,369
9,186
9,881
7,007
9,969
22,717
33,889
4,481
49,297
21,793
17,765
64,122
1,499
1,512
20,763
5,645
42,558
106,461
20,684
2,135
104
27,904
32,783
14,695
22,715
4,388

56,762
6,029
23,779
17,694
140,365
31,280
22,195
3,275
64
83,877
39,608
186
1,157
8,675
95,297
52,154
8,356
12,248
220,018
23,822
6,549
1
8,595
11,898
32,153
31,732
16,575
37,539
8,713
4,596
8,829
9,404
6,588
10,404
21,821
37,651
4,593
49,952
23,594
18,003
65,250
1,342
1,461
25,017
5,914
57,873
106,013
17,259
2,219
159
32,419
34,177
15,607
24,350
4,371

NOTE:

Aug
62,770
6,976
25,003
21,087
125,122
36,156
21,514
3,459
67
87,429
40,519
147
1,175
9,792
94,314
66,212
8,592
13,366
286,463
30,880
7,283
1
8,606
12,792
33,600
39,036
18,376
40,259
10,130
5,418
8,818
10,185
6,537
11,179
23,978
39,565
5,148
51,999
26,376
19,393
69,162
1,357
1,477
25,047
7,369
49,128
122,233
19,717
2,466
100
32,147
36,031
16,720
28,396
4,839

Sep
56,228
6,195
25,464
21,834
125,441
34,229
21,775
3,360
41
85,246
41,685
181
1,270
11,078
94,476
83,928
9,865
12,731
262,693
39,053
8,648
1
8,912
12,092
48,331
43,688
23,398
40,511
11,302
5,433
9,821
10,094
6,056
11,570
28,204
42,348
5,619
53,928
25,154
21,650
70,156
1,300
1,566
24,395
7,949
52,313
122,503
22,343
2,681
134
34,030
40,441
17,801
30,630
4,968

Oct

Nov

Dec

61,156
9,941
26,501
23,409
163,211
37,785
23,918
4,052
76
94,518
45,420
213
1,380
11,986
95,886
100,220
10,725
14,469
276,162
33,300
11,245
1
11,832
13,947
43,822
50,060
20,862
49,890
12,988
6,880
9,456
11,664
7,315
12,381
33,282
46,020
7,547
62,456
28,582
25,405
82,552
1,288
1,944
26,030
10,920
51,134
126,327
19,046
3,259
100
38,959
45,061
21,388
36,111
5,166

71,137
7,095
27,087
25,048
180,116
42,271
26,438
5,040
64
103,532
50,795
171
1,252
11,925
129,861
130,333
13,794
18,433
295,891
37,752
9,297
0
13,463
15,885
50,278
44,023
27,504
55,031
10,415
8,299
10,632
12,850
8,313
12,721
36,421
49,217
6,288
81,616
35,457
25,453
103,836
1,242
2,101
32,064
9,727
63,670
146,982
21,772
3,136
109
48,010
43,989
25,063
38,541
5,017

120,914
11,055
47,759
36,886
252,946
64,547
36,673
7,670
95
168,935
96,508
218
1,644
18,544
182,255
214,035
25,941
28,091
308,824
59,760
14,076
1
17,832
22,723
76,882
64,181
44,727
89,366
16,667
14,768
18,649
20,626
11,018
19,335
48,515
76,441
8,304
119,897
56,119
41,065
153,826
1,335
3,363
48,614
14,660
100,586
241,791
31,645
4,731
115
72,526
73,158
36,037
52,450
8,870

Totals
737,509
85,621
331,442
257,346
1,761,079
454,062
307,750
50,416
742
1,147,082
566,946
2,066
15,290
136,946
1,247,398
1,076,917
147,309
185,859
3,218,371
372,613
94,744
18
125,694
167,285
500,921
519,244
252,372
584,875
127,705
79,340
127,480
136,816
90,034
147,912
346,048
531,876
69,429
748,502
359,276
276,126
993,429
15,892
22,129
326,997
100,268
654,192
1,574,266
254,814
34,588
1,342
462,997
502,280
249,014
383,280
62,339

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2014
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
State / Territory

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

52,138
4,951
24,458
17,158
100,054
33,328
28,542
2,486
52
82,342
36,627
173
1,337
8,532
121,288
38,520
13,003
14,248
258,471
22,584
5,673
0
21,715
17,908
29,623
34,528
14,902
36,903
8,273
6,115
9,387
9,884
7,954
10,183
25,551
41,804
5,594
40,864
26,608
19,504
69,963
1,400
1,646
22,356
6,101
45,597
130,524
21,908
2,138
131
31,647
40,612
15,350
23,568
4,359

63,947
6,353
29,657
24,599
111,341
36,936
29,640
3,207
28
100,876
50,459
158
1,222
11,822
115,903
51,976
13,167
17,798
259,837
28,120
7,101
1
18,999
16,662
35,449
40,503
21,805
48,674
10,352
6,384
11,879
10,204
7,762
13,859
27,317
224,667
6,472
59,527
33,901
23,197
76,916
1,386
1,897
28,440
7,897
55,684
147,793
21,548
3,132
108
42,073
44,399
23,569
31,698
5,677

57,656
7,271
28,307
20,173
137,660
38,547
36,553
3,534
48
104,835
45,841
205
1,333
14,322
145,597
52,880
13,686
16,410
280,948
25,477
7,591
0
17,071
20,176
42,636
50,582
17,334
46,051
11,045
6,437
11,769
12,519
9,726
13,550
33,819
541,978
6,329
59,244
30,087
24,346
93,402
1,431
2,208
28,436
7,538
43,344
130,310
22,924
3,305
108
40,700
45,491
20,942
37,199
5,699

46,332
8,305
25,939
16,546
134,448
34,615
20,715
2,822
36
94,323
36,533
209
1,597
10,422
105,924
42,399
10,404
13,161
274,155
19,656
6,890
2
10,548
16,097
36,618
46,067
13,044
38,283
10,056
5,240
9,819
11,592
8,472
10,620
43,433
59,495
6,330
48,767
26,310
19,475
74,553
1,221
1,667
21,621
6,054
36,861
101,103
29,587
3,114
103
31,037
46,446
16,702
32,375
5,508

43,111
7,166
24,566
17,070
120,661
31,697
14,437
3,896
31
78,127
33,247
166
1,155
9,289
92,638
36,151
8,165
10,895
230,610
19,085
5,674
0
7,913
14,087
31,109
34,462
12,506
31,691
8,930
4,074
8,950
10,119
7,908
10,235
25,889
34,589
5,216
40,586
22,251
17,875
63,261
1,378
1,471
21,331
5,167
33,567
97,814
26,525
2,100
94
27,385
37,636
14,682
22,493
5,187

41,709
6,005
22,049
14,177
102,639
26,802
13,270
2,928
23
70,597
30,386
145
1,210
9,745
112,407
30,807
8,569
10,053
214,382
18,906
4,783
1
7,320
13,474
28,148
35,400
11,455
30,079
8,454
3,550
9,000
8,534
6,649
9,546
23,810
32,577
4,224
35,267
21,797
16,461
56,296
1,188
1,251
19,781
4,781
32,665
91,133
23,271
1,736
105
26,351
32,647
12,646
19,302
4,644

43,600
6,035
21,193
13,484
104,309
29,247
12,620
2,960
49
70,230
32,987
126
1,291
8,251
86,596
31,816
7,575
10,381
248,979
17,996
4,923
2
6,878
12,638
29,119
33,483
11,995
30,494
7,798
3,704
8,108
8,374
6,792
9,168
27,126
31,117
4,382
37,889
21,917
14,896
59,582
1,219
1,374
19,093
4,984
34,494
94,876
19,385
1,868
63
28,031
31,164
13,298
19,541
4,205

NOTE:

Aug
45,465
7,816
26,519
15,895
119,570
32,230
16,479
3,415
47
75,868
35,344
162
1,130
10,295
91,721
37,077
7,923
11,796
232,853
24,409
6,313
0
8,265
13,949
32,189
37,674
15,732
40,886
9,986
4,763
8,780
9,688
6,828
10,816
27,139
35,184
5,239
42,044
25,875
16,665
67,743
1,391
1,617
22,184
6,261
39,800
115,497
19,335
2,280
132
30,501
32,674
15,799
24,467
4,637

Sep
45,081
6,625
23,538
17,053
118,856
30,504
22,160
3,289
48
77,573
35,423
181
1,153
11,211
117,143
34,547
8,494
12,558
80,383
31,703
7,667
2
8,480
12,394
37,179
41,988
20,332
39,077
10,880
5,577
8,630
9,668
6,470
10,973
28,575
35,405
5,914
42,944
25,886
19,544
71,450
1,316
1,570
20,378
7,166
38,227
114,900
17,531
2,743
112
31,726
35,256
16,952
27,754
5,296

Oct

Nov

Dec

50,068
9,803
25,181
23,097
128,439
35,546
24,547
3,802
52
83,962
43,186
172
1,330
11,973
103,053
80,707
10,795
14,601
31,756
29,220
10,133
2
10,073
14,369
40,169
45,025
19,086
50,021
12,833
6,735
8,873
11,633
7,435
12,641
34,659
43,204
7,836
53,277
30,881
20,667
83,119
1,402
1,889
24,311
9,445
44,933
122,547
16,476
3,101
127
36,419
41,682
20,922
33,262
5,421

56,324
7,851
26,203
25,577
132,469
36,523
23,451
4,764
45
87,931
44,325
160
1,078
10,932
104,606
136,175
10,906
18,147
84,113
33,557
7,347
2
12,483
13,258
39,561
38,258
24,074
60,330
10,052
7,072
8,950
10,215
7,612
12,308
33,260
45,758
6,217
64,249
37,671
22,003
87,572
1,369
1,822
26,987
8,620
55,288
138,837
19,211
2,833
94
43,955
44,282
24,050
31,027
5,399

75,874
9,442
33,062
29,453
164,170
47,309
27,883
5,847
53
107,882
60,222
203
1,389
14,948
147,220
74,495
14,335
22,119
295,697
44,644
8,990
0
12,462
14,332
42,291
43,152
32,564
64,574
13,177
8,917
12,590
12,247
8,712
15,881
34,849
56,571
6,795
71,731
45,311
28,411
95,384
1,417
1,988
34,846
9,645
72,934
180,658
26,111
3,152
94
49,939
49,826
26,935
31,622
7,031

Totals
621,305
87,623
310,672
234,282
1,474,616
413,284
270,297
42,950
512
1,034,546
484,580
2,060
15,225
131,742
1,344,096
647,550
127,022
172,167
2,492,184
315,357
83,085
12
142,207
179,344
424,091
481,122
214,829
517,063
121,836
68,568
116,735
124,677
92,320
139,780
365,427
1,182,349
70,548
596,389
348,495
243,044
899,241
16,118
20,400
289,764
83,659
533,394
1,465,992
263,812
31,502
1,271
419,764
482,115
221,847
334,308
63,063

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2013
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
State / Territory

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

55,210
9,975
41,443
29,607
133,187
53,121
31,886
5,055
59
117,696
70,862
132
2,260
17,708
149,608
61,855
24,157
29,270
238,510
42,313
10,538
1
18,392
27,785
60,852
64,272
26,380
71,515
15,217
14,751
18,361
20,513
11,110
16,998
43,752
70,301
9,686
83,996
48,246
33,335
135,603
1,357
3,792
36,801
11,242
69,456
186,890
27,938
4,195
26
60,837
73,547
26,793
56,977
7,861

52,678
9,397
38,022
33,226
108,666
55,170
24,128
4,235
62
99,785
67,907
95
1,803
17,947
127,615
57,638
20,309
24,839
247,260
35,129
9,029
2
16,241
21,491
54,680
55,260
26,649
65,205
14,677
9,960
17,065
14,988
8,972
17,202
32,249
72,694
8,362
79,762
43,984
30,190
113,841
1,258
2,624
42,168
10,060
70,784
189,806
28,356
4,254
6
57,124
66,081
29,414
50,656
7,556

45,144
9,047
36,946
28,004
117,106
58,007
31,213
4,250
52
86,541
53,457
82
1,564
15,954
137,812
57,961
19,176
22,741
243,253
30,893
10,320
0
16,873
25,220
57,686
57,031
21,207
62,321
13,783
11,052
15,623
15,881
9,843
16,606
35,013
58,353
8,143
76,031
37,224
28,021
114,209
1,233
3,088
35,234
9,506
61,462
163,594
32,240
4,099
271
52,284
60,588
25,848
50,492
7,534

33,215
8,758
32,444
22,062
110,149
43,675
29,703
3,665
48
102,757
39,865
89
1,753
13,075
132,255
51,393
15,734
21,146
39,190
24,525
8,888
0
15,618
22,616
49,219
52,210
15,363
47,963
11,764
8,310
14,225
14,365
8,977
12,995
30,999
46,729
7,678
57,639
30,530
23,657
90,995
1,315
2,775
27,599
7,058
45,767
131,815
30,717
3,608
108
39,271
49,100
18,761
42,236
6,084

32,005
7,529
27,145
18,509
112,464
39,181
22,706
2,992
40
90,077
32,984
134
1,322
10,133
109,338
39,560
9,708
19,099
25,271
21,920
6,442
0
14,340
20,226
34,050
40,424
13,418
39,002
9,873
5,806
11,297
11,780
12,656
11,936
23,167
38,695
6,284
42,751
24,269
18,777
70,882
1,555
2,109
23,713
5,772
42,521
111,668
34,615
2,228
75
31,108
40,430
15,908
28,975
5,581

27,990
6,077
25,994
17,280
109,153
40,488
22,597
2,447
26
76,142
28,248
95
1,146
8,717
105,012
39,636
8,336
13,084
29,195
18,953
5,620
0
12,702
18,481
29,521
29,559
11,605
32,677
8,571
4,503
9,962
8,975
12,104
9,948
21,003
32,934
5,016
39,150
21,661
17,274
61,992
1,606
1,697
21,463
4,820
36,424
97,420
27,453
1,957
94
29,376
35,567
13,796
20,416
4,854

33,290
5,889
25,712
22,815
100,114
42,207
22,598
2,282
32
78,121
31,011
113
1,260
8,460
82,699
51,081
6,772
14,721
29,719
19,777
5,492
0
12,248
20,775
29,608
30,700
12,768
32,926
8,719
4,323
8,915
8,707
9,963
10,135
20,065
33,798
5,143
39,440
22,622
15,846
60,876
1,351
1,561
23,572
4,719
34,531
100,819
28,963
1,915
77
28,960
33,115
13,839
22,108
4,299

NOTE:

Aug
49,978
7,545
29,065
22,401
111,132
35,642
23,489
2,526
35
81,138
34,288
122
1,283
9,967
85,074
49,336
8,566
14,753
27,296
25,224
6,806
0
14,929
21,380
34,265
35,738
16,821
38,352
10,683
5,411
9,540
9,645
9,865
10,939
23,867
36,326
5,641
41,954
26,282
18,504
70,687
1,540
1,642
25,637
5,998
39,133
115,380
30,966
2,306
107
33,074
37,388
16,506
27,420
4,876

Sep
46,263
6,047
22,904
16,195
104,067
31,620
21,666
2,515
36
73,216
32,309
98
1,196
10,165
67,839
40,129
10,873
13,318
54,426
29,508
8,102
1
49,644
18,583
36,135
40,431
14,804
35,901
10,194
5,387
8,704
10,164
8,091
10,018
27,247
34,609
6,707
42,579
23,496
19,746
70,015
1,469
1,622
20,573
6,812
40,207
111,067
19,074
2,742
94
33,507
36,213
17,038
32,039
5,018

Oct

Nov

Dec

51,520
8,322
24,148
19,661
114,595
34,371
20,189
2,989
37
79,284
38,032
127
1,325
10,694
101,416
43,650
11,717
15,038
204,305
28,194
9,707
2
20,526
19,891
40,320
43,178
18,028
42,480
12,038
6,517
9,800
11,318
9,341
12,018
30,402
40,850
8,511
48,416
27,268
19,484
79,205
1,491
1,862
21,704
8,534
42,522
124,834
17,812
2,951
96
36,623
41,311
19,865
35,951
4,629

59,213
6,868
26,839
24,393
109,140
37,908
22,530
3,354
35
86,342
43,059
103
1,103
10,703
90,868
51,526
12,076
18,670
208,696
33,765
8,004
5
18,413
18,506
39,996
38,292
25,301
47,444
10,548
6,868
10,503
10,397
10,031
12,642
32,643
50,272
7,692
61,911
35,876
22,895
88,985
1,488
1,925
25,922
8,416
53,278
133,911
21,492
3,007
86
44,918
40,784
24,919
35,704
5,494

77,374
7,951
32,374
25,583
138,522
43,268
21,633
3,752
35
102,760
55,863
141
1,401
13,971
91,077
53,359
12,638
21,426
231,210
42,824
7,812
2
21,256
16,407
37,647
38,679
29,367
51,223
11,763
8,665
12,897
10,993
9,118
14,896
32,657
59,061
6,949
67,301
39,176
26,573
87,441
1,305
1,969
31,309
9,118
64,784
166,074
24,978
2,873
94
51,344
46,998
26,265
31,714
6,885

Totals
563,880
93,405
363,036
279,736
1,368,295
514,658
294,338
40,062
497
1,073,859
527,885
1,331
17,416
147,494
1,280,613
597,124
160,062
228,105
1,578,331
353,025
96,760
13
231,182
251,361
503,979
525,774
231,711
567,009
137,830
91,553
146,892
147,726
120,071
156,333
353,064
574,622
85,812
680,930
380,634
274,302
1,044,731
16,968
26,666
335,695
92,055
600,869
1,633,278
324,604
36,135
1,134
498,426
561,122
248,952
434,688
70,671

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2012
January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
State / Territory

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

28,358
3,824
22,223
16,113
75,418
30,531
17,958
2,054
45
58,468
34,191
78
1,079
9,525
89,958
31,328
13,663
15,972
199,339
20,314
5,625
0
8,893
13,612
29,519
28,780
14,352
35,338
8,531
6,811
9,988
8,336
5,312
9,317
21,957
36,985
5,492
39,215
25,498
17,368
66,682
936
1,671
21,901
5,984
35,142
96,394
12,187
2,051
30
28,119
33,742
14,865
43,852
3,892

39,993
5,712
30,320
25,303
89,188
35,411
19,861
2,503
39
73,182
49,066
91
1,257
11,776
88,343
45,553
16,076
19,272
215,496
26,139
7,547
0
12,186
15,536
39,674
34,904
21,136
49,037
11,811
7,184
12,627
10,126
6,545
13,631
29,129
49,479
7,192
61,246
34,440
23,339
89,424
1,327
2,064
32,897
7,261
49,025
130,571
16,204
3,182
38
40,976
44,047
23,043
47,912
5,325

33,964
6,886
32,310
19,824
107,573
36,411
22,234
2,486
34
68,009
40,518
72
1,547
12,760
105,812
46,111
14,773
18,716
211,057
23,196
8,348
0
11,645
18,697
40,012
43,516
15,955
44,469
11,723
7,126
13,338
10,866
7,587
13,239
29,139
41,221
8,337
57,181
30,398
25,401
93,005
1,467
2,237
26,955
7,242
40,590
122,295
20,038
3,565
17
36,602
46,610
19,085
47,104
5,822

25,289
7,359
24,088
14,875
90,368
29,874
19,172
1,997
29
57,162
27,989
70
1,599
10,070
93,918
37,242
11,101
12,984
204,963
17,563
6,736
2
10,204
15,957
32,598
37,216
11,424
34,335
9,869
5,476
11,897
9,937
6,904
9,845
25,906
31,334
6,652
44,422
23,286
20,442
71,690
1,167
1,806
20,048
5,538
33,338
88,867
18,140
2,862
27
30,439
41,366
14,643
39,410
4,579

24,617
6,697
23,073
12,851
83,820
27,051
18,426
1,813
26
54,996
27,905
51
1,408
9,358
78,257
31,246
9,505
12,295
204,954
17,048
5,802
1
9,074
15,951
29,042
31,819
11,613
30,808
9,277
4,708
10,415
8,723
6,952
9,488
22,811
31,590
6,310
36,717
21,764
16,915
62,343
1,297
1,655
21,046
4,777
31,263
88,027
17,117
2,176
45
25,559
37,315
13,060
30,059
4,476

26,055
6,231
23,452
13,640
85,384
25,936
17,348
1,737
20
55,905
27,206
83
1,260
8,872
75,388
28,002
7,505
12,147
209,443
18,895
5,581
1
8,127
15,165
26,213
27,343
11,832
30,925
9,498
4,413
9,605
9,486
6,723
9,906
20,283
29,124
5,770
37,375
22,450
17,331
60,533
1,255
1,457
22,649
4,553
33,629
89,057
17,624
2,036
38
25,962
37,742
12,880
24,986
4,149

26,858
5,963
23,776
14,859
80,683
28,679
16,544
1,907
41
57,012
28,807
62
1,313
8,239
65,557
29,009
8,596
13,225
209,830
19,708
5,344
0
8,478
14,682
25,821
25,668
12,428
30,826
8,537
4,557
9,229
8,297
6,430
9,051
20,284
30,022
4,936
37,815
22,596
16,380
64,227
1,202
1,486
21,905
4,742
35,059
93,179
16,303
2,067
34
30,064
34,518
12,858
25,991
3,901

NOTE:

Aug
32,191
7,482
27,791
17,976
87,291
34,204
18,497
2,259
40
63,007
34,710
78
1,426
10,348
85,626
35,953
9,917
15,708
216,276
25,320
7,054
0
10,609
17,855
32,653
34,927
17,313
39,336
10,765
6,141
11,228
9,918
7,179
11,175
24,296
37,343
5,815
43,974
28,548
18,294
75,174
1,374
1,658
23,329
6,525
39,107
117,318
19,635
2,397
38
32,039
39,036
17,075
34,499
4,969

Sep
28,384
6,116
25,496
19,881
79,077
32,087
16,902
2,149
30
59,337
31,077
71
1,334
10,427
71,123
33,033
8,990
13,809
216,886
30,724
8,539
0
9,528
17,519
32,715
37,424
14,861
37,258
11,118
5,806
9,948
10,028
6,471
10,284
28,050
33,538
6,599
44,695
25,546
20,203
72,565
1,149
1,771
20,783
7,029
35,175
108,117
16,936
2,983
41
33,749
36,883
17,549
34,070
4,874

Oct

Nov

Dec

32,850
8,503
24,336
22,743
89,164
35,009
18,761
2,512
53
64,782
37,586
81
1,569
11,157
78,049
38,305
12,012
16,551
220,986
29,102
9,748
1
11,640
19,062
37,464
43,310
18,935
44,157
13,036
7,814
11,057
10,591
6,791
11,675
30,294
40,956
9,138
49,510
28,960
19,989
79,821
1,327
1,897
23,632
9,893
40,032
112,530
20,048
3,152
37
35,342
43,051
19,662
41,069
5,011

52,221
8,131
34,003
29,298
113,832
46,192
22,547
3,681
41
88,114
47,507
82
1,622
13,395
91,889
48,477
16,155
24,748
219,921
38,584
9,094
0
17,048
21,166
45,249
40,168
30,272
55,571
11,728
10,418
14,611
12,223
8,910
14,271
38,150
53,692
7,637
74,534
43,759
27,133
99,829
1,271
2,478
30,131
10,114
59,840
149,821
23,859
3,191
25
52,416
50,452
26,830
44,890
6,482

80,576
12,438
48,795
38,830
150,805
53,453
29,246
5,626
51
134,345
78,998
111
2,014
20,555
112,141
71,348
19,407
35,545
260,207
59,697
12,416
0
19,172
25,251
59,445
55,917
42,176
81,243
18,562
15,406
22,420
19,647
10,047
21,537
48,320
74,023
10,989
102,531
60,731
44,246
133,241
1,773
3,870
43,132
14,789
91,922
239,956
32,908
4,845
29
77,487
74,447
34,030
55,533
9,876

Totals
431,356
85,342
339,663
246,193
1,132,603
414,838
237,496
30,724
449
834,319
465,560
930
17,428
136,482
1,036,061
475,607
147,700
210,972
2,589,358
326,290
91,834
5
136,604
210,453
430,405
440,992
222,297
513,303
134,455
85,860
146,363
128,178
85,851
143,419
338,619
489,307
84,867
629,215
367,976
267,041
968,534
15,545
24,050
308,408
88,447
524,122
1,436,132
230,999
34,507
399
448,754
519,209
225,580
469,375
63,356

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2011
January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011
State / Territory

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

24,683
4,193
19,927
14,629
68,984
26,423
13,324
1,543
18
53,396
27,893
44
870
6,990
64,814
30,541
28,239
13,993
177,464
19,895
4,669
1
7,521
12,065
26,610
23,965
12,934
30,010
6,843
5,577
9,020
6,602
4,094
8,568
18,184
28,745
3,509
32,445
21,901
15,053
49,123
765
1,259
15,559
5,062
37,303
85,642
156,273
1,668
114
24,482
30,026
12,306
13,328
3,455

31,759
5,016
24,293
20,726
67,480
28,056
15,154
1,878
35
60,661
40,229
41
889
8,804
59,431
32,083
21,226
15,363
188,375
21,596
5,003
0
8,759
11,390
29,976
25,707
17,673
35,225
8,786
5,627
10,209
6,939
4,498
11,305
20,575
38,046
4,196
43,281
24,262
19,107
60,141
724
1,529
23,822
5,636
41,709
98,234
148,222
2,326
138
31,915
35,059
18,145
17,288
4,591

27,452
6,324
24,362
19,153
84,183
32,233
19,479
2,121
40
57,319
34,903
30
1,226
9,694
81,115
38,315
24,621
17,046
184,546
19,561
6,751
0
9,754
15,402
40,176
35,730
13,865
39,100
9,800
6,471
11,807
8,374
5,686
10,732
25,590
34,691
5,026
45,933
22,825
21,396
72,258
928
1,756
21,669
6,115
49,190
97,274
19,213
2,835
179
30,593
38,679
15,674
23,330
5,184

21,718
7,213
20,312
14,440
87,052
28,366
17,025
1,682
40
49,574
25,173
43
1,025
8,688
68,667
29,792
15,666
12,000
184,195
15,795
5,735
0
8,500
13,456
33,074
32,612
10,880
31,760
9,246
4,888
9,911
7,879
5,327
9,344
23,702
26,486
5,014
39,009
20,910
18,924
62,023
819
1,560
16,096
5,359
34,499
87,448
106,858
2,611
90
25,922
33,741
13,548
19,630
4,346

20,125
5,481
17,228
12,861
66,457
24,526
15,458
1,412
15
44,317
23,106
35
1,046
7,507
55,615
24,145
11,264
9,818
180,713
14,440
4,680
0
6,920
12,030
26,415
25,879
9,594
25,846
8,102
3,768
9,903
6,348
4,744
8,107
19,043
23,166
4,020
30,264
16,468
16,844
48,401
974
1,191
14,728
4,300
33,407
81,733
156,415
1,833
112
20,659
29,384
10,691
14,313
4,021

21,639
5,011
16,921
12,967
75,317
22,374
15,027
1,381
6
45,007
23,612
40
1,024
7,309
56,547
23,206
9,134
9,557
183,978
15,573
4,489
0
6,397
11,643
23,436
21,508
9,714
24,461
7,534
3,407
8,731
6,730
4,471
8,248
17,222
23,829
3,453
27,715
16,926
15,010
46,403
968
1,195
14,435
3,871
26,388
79,768
116,927
1,711
178
19,279
28,038
10,610
13,675
3,714

21,394
5,228
17,393
12,443
62,387
22,111
13,519
1,348
4
44,259
23,438
38
1,001
7,019
58,099
18,687
7,925
9,855
184,356
16,513
4,989
0
6,505
11,285
20,783
18,160
10,757
24,059
7,591
3,262
8,504
6,643
4,283
8,027
15,609
22,879
3,594
29,200
17,504
13,172
45,686
816
1,105
14,201
3,759
29,884
77,160
129,912
1,551
102
23,271
27,113
11,387
14,162
3,423

NOTE:

Aug
25,075
6,191
19,178
15,574
76,162
25,611
13,583
1,544
12
49,864
27,571
35
1,186
8,600
66,058
28,228
10,193
12,273
189,671
20,405
5,647
0
7,885
12,992
26,445
26,543
13,706
30,121
8,782
4,713
9,274
7,031
4,554
9,187
20,848
28,308
4,793
33,656
20,606
14,272
54,953
991
1,367
18,589
5,338
31,215
88,889
120,911
1,973
89
23,087
30,258
13,269
19,017
4,110

Sep
25,550
5,603
19,614
17,056
70,043
27,601
14,477
1,751
39
49,825
28,549
37
991
9,756
66,147
27,494
10,514
11,634
194,180
27,344
6,967
0
7,465
12,509
29,598
30,635
14,705
31,041
10,256
4,939
8,986
8,018
4,691
9,001
24,847
29,321
5,779
35,819
21,437
16,606
58,671
1,084
1,350
17,958
6,092
29,468
95,830
12,668
2,415
66
25,348
30,810
15,704
21,701
4,614

Oct

Nov

Dec

27,096
7,586
20,660
17,704
83,926
27,895
14,842
2,141
35
52,459
30,008
52
1,080
9,704
69,530
28,973
11,784
13,909
196,026
24,489
8,725
0
9,038
13,199
29,448
33,383
16,435
34,786
11,459
5,918
8,750
8,228
5,071
9,724
26,213
31,770
7,713
39,276
21,830
16,276
63,135
1,137
1,464
18,470
8,405
39,802
96,869
13,611
2,669
85
29,209
33,594
17,195
24,984
4,066

37,559
5,264
21,962
21,952
74,118
31,566
15,588
2,422
33
58,793
33,484
37
1,110
9,207
85,419
35,122
14,326
17,794
203,683
28,512
6,775
0
11,678
12,944
34,261
29,226
23,983
39,621
8,837
7,645
10,148
8,464
5,896
10,111
28,792
38,647
6,415
49,995
29,611
18,197
73,684
1,100
1,534
23,354
7,157
41,364
112,058
17,367
2,616
92
34,504
33,662
21,995
73,346
4,424

52,052
7,088
29,627
26,723
89,592
39,534
18,592
3,267
23
77,755
49,928
79
1,187
13,338
97,520
43,254
15,052
21,656
213,645
40,429
8,697
0
12,598
14,572
36,413
34,186
30,813
48,893
11,738
9,645
13,497
9,728
6,941
13,266
31,212
49,323
7,520
62,381
37,536
24,924
84,456
1,219
1,961
30,538
8,560
56,878
154,482
22,412
3,084
111
43,199
44,046
24,967
67,987
6,276

Totals
336,102
70,198
251,477
206,228
905,701
336,296
186,068
22,490
300
643,229
367,894
511
12,635
106,616
828,962
359,840
179,944
164,898
2,280,832
264,552
73,127
1
103,020
153,487
356,635
337,534
185,059
394,923
108,974
65,860
118,740
90,984
60,256
115,620
271,837
375,211
61,032
468,974
271,816
209,781
718,934
11,525
17,271
229,419
69,654
451,107
1,155,387
1,020,789
27,292
1,356
331,468
394,410
185,491
322,761
52,224

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2010
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010
State / Territory

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

24,397
3,821
15,687
13,506
63,048
24,265
15,346
1,638
21
46,404
29,217
53
826
7,252
58,343
27,193
10,429
11,571
201,899
16,562
3,949
0
7,055
8,882
26,082
20,181
12,266
26,169
6,771
4,060
7,705
6,253
4,038
7,971
17,411
27,260
3,064
30,348
17,538
13,157
47,456
597
1,270
16,697
4,009
26,056
73,787
42,200
1,495
85
22,145
27,184
11,693
12,734
3,266

30,456
4,649
19,737
18,988
64,271
25,008
14,929
1,387
29
50,797
35,867
52
829
8,724
55,994
30,162
10,673
13,308
211,077
19,631
4,916
0
6,974
8,302
31,742
21,210
16,277
34,082
8,525
4,620
8,959
6,377
3,655
10,513
18,302
32,128
3,253
34,190
24,308
16,920
47,352
635
1,316
20,358
5,010
47,562
87,849
22,622
2,234
113
25,620
30,358
14,737
16,017
4,013

26,403
5,577
18,142
16,781
74,011
26,781
19,380
1,878
52
51,836
32,199
60
1,055
9,051
65,629
32,174
13,878
12,889
211,068
18,069
5,941
0
8,437
10,018
37,529
29,495
13,284
33,666
9,108
5,480
10,375
7,705
4,949
10,359
22,365
30,488
4,035
38,472
19,616
18,422
65,871
691
1,542
18,306
5,388
43,340
77,795
17,173
2,630
130
30,216
32,149
13,794
21,554
4,382

20,791
6,411
16,578
14,563
80,750
23,609
15,922
1,439
35
42,794
24,065
35
963
7,814
53,929
25,232
9,720
9,529
211,261
13,373
5,073
0
6,992
8,748
29,383
26,351
9,702
26,289
8,367
4,141
9,294
6,911
4,215
8,599
19,906
23,378
3,726
31,312
17,750
16,031
50,249
642
1,199
14,441
4,561
30,453
65,012
109,391
2,053
161
44,137
27,816
11,180
16,471
4,013

18,752
5,385
15,048
11,251
69,344
21,575
13,890
1,227
26
39,988
21,440
46
787
7,017
45,009
24,879
7,568
8,360
213,810
12,402
4,219
0
6,097
7,926
25,102
20,172
9,100
23,067
7,361
3,567
8,692
5,694
3,913
7,727
16,001
20,806
3,279
25,857
15,202
14,063
41,779
613
1,052
13,570
3,889
23,904
61,789
18,308
1,638
87
27,723
24,989
9,350
11,567
3,911

18,801
5,126
13,846
12,677
61,889
21,273
14,432
1,222
21
39,190
21,083
29
895
6,472
52,369
25,869
7,847
8,099
216,147
13,340
4,308
0
5,753
7,959
22,964
21,173
9,040
23,624
7,421
3,627
7,610
5,666
3,787
7,867
16,345
21,312
3,154
23,934
14,331
13,236
43,153
650
1,044
14,532
3,696
26,099
60,337
17,437
1,433
156
16,652
24,456
9,774
11,437
3,668

20,513
5,129
14,910
12,316
62,682
21,849
12,848
1,272
37
40,949
21,897
43
783
5,973
50,122
24,070
6,921
8,428
219,640
15,351
4,143
0
6,047
7,845
21,625
19,268
10,321
22,889
7,058
3,252
7,500
5,711
3,728
8,829
15,277
22,358
2,818
26,464
15,970
12,364
43,054
735
990
13,501
3,810
27,459
67,262
65,785
1,523
190
21,272
23,826
10,050
10,964
3,265

NOTE:

Aug
23,813
5,735
16,826
13,877
65,506
25,298
14,183
1,418
23
42,301
23,723
50
874
6,798
59,738
29,281
7,723
10,317
181,135
19,062
5,119
0
6,823
9,673
26,506
24,702
12,666
26,607
8,707
4,228
8,228
6,093
3,801
8,914
18,015
26,494
3,629
28,258
17,819
13,652
47,362
742
1,151
15,262
4,761
30,419
81,327
13,179
1,698
151
22,580
26,001
11,116
15,192
3,804

Sep
23,344
5,188
17,027
15,907
60,530
23,433
13,743
1,571
29
42,666
24,281
41
874
8,017
58,617
27,346
9,588
11,262
172,165
24,914
6,817
0
6,809
10,818
30,062
31,519
13,250
27,317
9,441
4,768
7,908
6,987
4,078
8,743
22,021
26,711
4,733
30,234
17,862
16,035
52,002
706
1,178
15,413
6,051
31,436
78,300
38,412
2,344
158
22,314
28,670
13,298
18,610
4,332

Oct

Nov

Dec

25,403
6,817
16,732
16,979
68,851
25,402
14,371
1,720
26
46,464
28,899
43
913
8,121
62,384
30,124
11,029
14,359
177,281
24,310
8,605
0
7,702
12,237
30,825
33,303
15,634
32,211
10,789
6,038
7,817
7,579
4,423
8,830
25,138
28,544
6,477
35,171
19,605
15,007
57,446
597
1,306
14,800
8,232
34,894
91,997
154,655
2,592
111
25,771
29,320
16,499
21,543
3,968

32,668
5,035
17,575
20,782
63,995
27,634
15,005
2,058
23
50,550
29,045
42
800
6,874
63,906
32,292
13,273
16,070
181,908
26,317
6,065
0
9,827
11,609
33,796
23,577
21,845
34,075
7,676
6,709
9,052
6,942
5,087
8,812
25,758
32,825
4,490
42,549
24,250
15,153
67,443
663
1,331
21,016
6,566
38,300
95,755
17,282
2,292
120
29,492
26,375
19,482
21,043
3,708

43,266
7,036
23,942
23,821
81,522
34,693
15,546
2,410
27
65,408
41,531
48
934
9,918
69,260
37,028
16,089
19,964
188,188
35,873
6,833
0
9,646
11,887
32,584
26,439
26,488
39,676
9,871
7,793
11,649
8,022
4,848
11,905
24,956
39,333
4,425
46,461
29,658
20,795
63,510
807
1,456
23,732
7,178
51,102
126,861
36,690
2,344
132
32,861
34,198
18,577
17,665
5,379

Totals
308,607
65,909
206,050
191,448
816,399
300,820
179,595
19,240
349
559,347
333,247
542
10,533
92,031
695,300
345,650
124,738
144,156
2,385,579
239,204
65,988
0
88,162
115,904
348,200
297,390
169,873
349,672
101,095
58,283
104,789
79,940
50,522
109,069
241,495
331,637
47,083
393,250
233,909
184,835
626,677
8,078
14,835
201,628
63,151
411,024
968,071
553,134
24,276
1,594
320,783
335,342
159,550
194,797
47,709

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2009
January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009
State / Territory

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

29,770
4,227
20,293
17,819
72,039
28,193
18,593
1,860
34
51,169
39,703
54
894
8,903
62,068
23,196
11,987
14,131
167,035
22,219
4,200
0
8,734
8,960
30,182
22,768
16,201
32,110
7,519
5,702
10,224
6,165
4,216
9,635
18,383
38,538
3,523
33,593
22,098
16,799
54,695
625
1,287
17,818
5,447
31,505
86,835
28,809
1,619
183
27,133
31,526
13,020
14,071
4,553

30,391
4,652
21,423
21,434
62,736
29,189
19,264
1,886
40
53,862
44,226
34
792
9,851
58,938
24,131
11,199
13,268
173,104
21,639
4,676
0
9,271
8,230
32,473
23,895
16,599
35,664
8,799
5,475
10,154
5,910
4,343
10,875
18,910
39,872
3,682
38,939
24,547
18,063
57,544
609
1,355
20,958
5,614
33,801
96,192
16,137
2,314
126
29,763
33,303
15,097
17,025
5,050

27,949
5,140
21,766
19,172
72,248
32,067
21,879
2,031
40
55,646
40,635
27
1,086
11,281
72,066
25,741
13,542
14,201
175,314
21,067
5,782
0
9,733
10,135
38,803
32,695
13,189
36,214
9,600
6,092
11,536
7,376
5,266
10,757
22,794
37,632
3,846
41,762
21,680
20,906
69,675
727
1,557
19,681
5,776
34,899
102,372
18,402
2,456
179
28,923
35,861
13,698
23,863
5,594

21,322
5,775
20,896
19,326
73,315
30,277
19,564
1,736
34
48,761
30,714
40
1,013
9,396
82,671
20,245
10,764
11,607
174,987
17,171
5,148
0
8,445
9,236
34,713
31,130
11,131
30,743
9,076
5,495
10,912
6,975
5,060
8,676
21,727
31,413
4,714
35,416
21,163
16,980
59,806
653
1,469
18,209
5,533
26,003
76,844
28,052
2,129
213
26,103
32,498
12,237
19,575
4,931

20,277
4,878
17,837
13,435
64,304
27,595
16,972
1,439
29
40,976
24,765
38
897
6,886
64,049
16,093
7,354
9,031
174,703
14,561
3,948
0
6,328
7,827
25,954
19,636
9,488
23,401
8,190
3,211
8,004
5,463
4,567
7,901
16,415
25,730
4,078
27,137
16,353
14,086
45,804
637
1,158
15,961
3,769
25,506
71,891
16,119
1,564
162
19,811
27,031
10,016
11,864
4,202

18,538
4,419
18,953
14,489
63,190
24,127
16,887
1,318
28
38,505
24,872
45
758
6,798
52,126
14,038
6,646
7,979
175,957
13,579
3,763
0
6,453
7,487
24,233
18,162
8,359
21,868
7,541
3,379
7,695
4,896
4,739
7,762
16,193
23,591
3,289
24,817
13,868
12,127
43,428
663
1,072
13,977
3,786
23,435
69,421
19,092
1,349
169
17,106
23,229
9,232
10,519
4,118

21,001
4,263
16,099
14,074
61,389
20,949
15,338
1,245
25
38,918
23,360
34
813
6,207
47,204
14,138
6,309
8,181
179,312
15,059
3,847
0
6,344
6,730
23,268
17,426
9,717
21,998
7,082
3,103
6,908
5,239
4,428
7,168
15,824
22,884
2,933
25,287
14,752
11,007
42,862
658
922
14,914
3,652
26,032
66,285
31,518
1,437
120
20,436
21,284
9,628
10,489
3,421

NOTE:

Aug
24,123
5,076
14,956
14,319
65,927
22,782
15,081
1,545
31
40,232
25,045
42
687
6,930
54,912
19,136
7,213
10,762
182,433
18,088
4,406
0
6,379
6,682
26,423
21,487
11,702
26,207
8,311
4,108
7,597
6,019
4,172
8,333
17,289
24,625
3,439
26,574
17,083
12,204
44,917
689
968
15,567
4,757
55,766
80,589
20,191
1,644
136
20,882
23,384
10,435
14,794
3,800

Sep
24,221
4,885
14,619
15,465
62,920
21,855
15,448
1,520
28
39,874
24,701
41
867
7,615
60,010
25,710
8,711
10,137
187,031
25,613
5,887
0
7,152
7,681
28,759
25,748
12,488
26,143
8,753
4,638
6,985
6,327
4,083
8,047
21,159
25,737
4,419
27,796
16,049
14,503
50,424
715
1,098
16,028
5,738
27,528
74,929
15,749
2,028
147
21,425
24,405
12,343
17,700
3,804

Oct

Nov

Dec

27,346
6,724
14,831
18,480
64,468
22,940
14,754
1,763
28
44,824
28,353
50
853
8,237
65,610
29,405
11,607
13,343
194,580
22,882
7,967
0
8,169
8,887
31,974
29,398
14,967
33,121
10,521
6,017
8,224
8,681
4,953
8,776
25,423
29,399
5,749
33,727
18,934
14,610
56,079
705
1,355
16,984
7,578
35,780
78,429
30,908
2,421
113
27,563
27,301
15,987
21,119
3,663

30,734
4,726
14,003
18,795
56,392
24,466
13,520
1,926
33
46,324
27,511
43
859
7,406
64,018
29,522
11,146
14,017
195,656
22,565
5,444
0
9,498
8,631
32,954
20,902
18,202
30,743
7,326
5,792
8,367
6,536
4,713
7,963
23,176
30,279
4,107
39,266
21,832
14,938
60,101
585
1,186
21,990
5,742
40,591
95,339
12,993
2,068
117
27,434
24,453
17,419
19,327
3,553

42,196
6,015
19,703
23,034
69,236
29,201
15,154
2,261
19
57,449
39,352
62
992
9,733
68,399
32,448
13,755
16,327
209,466
32,641
5,887
0
8,685
8,378
32,436
21,883
25,014
37,466
9,258
6,316
10,737
6,515
4,993
10,961
23,872
38,760
4,183
41,266
26,203
18,820
56,361
726
1,372
22,497
6,356
48,145
114,889
18,166
2,056
94
29,884
32,457
17,719
16,605
4,706

Totals
317,868
60,780
215,379
209,842
788,164
313,641
202,454
20,530
369
556,540
373,237
510
10,511
99,243
752,071
273,803
120,233
142,984
2,189,578
247,084
60,955
0
95,191
98,864
362,172
285,130
167,057
355,678
101,976
59,328
107,343
76,102
55,533
106,854
241,165
368,460
47,962
395,580
234,562
185,043
641,696
7,992
14,799
214,584
63,748
408,991
1,014,015
256,136
23,085
1,759
296,463
336,732
156,831
196,951
51,395

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2008
January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
State / Territory

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

22,516
3,266
17,302
13,794
58,872
18,057
12,621
1,242
1
38,219
27,410
27
642
6,590
50,878
17,255
10,386
9,405
143,573
17,416
3,363
0
6,307
11,466
26,327
18,727
16,039
24,210
5,753
4,304
5,329
4,969
3,061
7,594
16,478
27,082
3,126
28,065
16,006
12,399
44,755
616
921
13,553
4,050
20,764
66,797
9,538
1,313
134
19,553
23,846
10,734
11,426
2,966

26,565
3,844
19,279
17,726
59,380
20,877
11,681
1,380
53
40,476
32,150
36
563
8,715
47,375
18,649
8,850
10,169
148,628
18,034
3,658
0
7,693
11,024
27,806
20,738
15,654
28,424
7,419
4,521
6,956
4,778
3,004
9,316
17,283
30,838
3,430
29,116
19,521
14,107
46,646
554
973
17,215
4,593
25,181
72,001
8,525
1,941
139
24,218
26,052
13,159
15,311
3,748

23,827
4,404
17,466
15,717
74,599
22,401
12,978
1,339
0
39,246
27,880
27
689
9,166
55,221
20,196
10,569
10,182
146,516
15,706
4,474
0
6,895
13,113
31,514
26,018
12,065
28,049
8,100
4,526
7,543
5,862
3,313
9,001
18,748
26,027
3,673
29,199
16,347
16,867
56,009
434
1,122
15,445
4,634
22,006
63,667
9,871
2,037
76
22,337
27,638
11,339
19,440
4,079

18,165
4,745
16,321
12,214
66,612
20,016
12,549
1,350
0
36,385
24,172
37
746
7,964
50,664
14,582
8,333
8,680
148,367
13,222
3,955
0
6,318
11,676
28,416
25,126
9,652
23,721
7,544
3,649
6,164
6,063
3,044
7,598
18,179
24,025
3,444
25,222
15,963
14,644
45,947
416
930
11,607
4,117
17,915
59,527
10,937
1,897
158
21,146
24,647
9,691
16,588
3,695

19,228
4,409
16,274
12,463
64,811
19,921
11,869
1,162
0
35,887
23,424
36
565
7,518
41,563
14,259
6,253
7,618
150,272
13,171
3,889
0
5,664
10,247
24,411
18,927
10,147
20,818
8,215
3,088
6,460
5,268
2,966
7,554
15,388
22,466
3,230
22,604
14,480
13,174
40,630
462
946
11,974
3,673
17,783
61,039
11,653
1,597
171
17,556
23,563
9,549
11,354
3,597

17,454
3,804
13,644
11,306
57,322
18,991
10,658
1,013
16
34,145
22,513
36
608
6,778
36,378
11,982
5,103
6,879
146,583
13,502
3,540
0
5,283
9,128
22,283
17,390
9,602
18,806
6,928
2,636
5,974
4,826
2,692
7,433
13,191
20,951
2,877
19,159
12,812
12,635
36,218
474
744
10,499
3,171
16,905
59,239
13,813
1,245
159
14,673
22,815
8,448
9,671
3,550

18,312
4,102
14,129
11,428
62,382
19,673
11,352
1,103
1
34,809
25,433
28
612
6,088
41,247
12,694
5,437
7,070
184,555
14,449
3,550
0
5,646
9,068
22,649
17,164
10,071
19,159
6,529
2,809
6,687
4,796
2,889
7,193
13,240
21,817
2,775
20,652
13,066
11,154
38,271
517
830
11,314
3,146
17,909
56,777
22,972
1,526
114
18,112
20,808
8,932
9,292
3,296

NOTE:

Aug
21,264
5,201
15,201
12,925
63,942
22,460
11,373
1,296
1
34,316
25,427
33
615
7,234
47,407
15,500
6,282
9,408
154,192
19,179
4,742
0
5,970
8,676
26,564
21,906
13,259
23,671
7,785
3,814
7,587
5,059
2,867
7,934
15,592
23,533
3,449
22,657
16,373
12,172
41,911
631
846
12,881
5,261
20,940
73,208
23,022
1,553
112
18,908
22,169
10,281
13,495
3,601

Sep
21,365
7,083
14,404
14,715
56,404
21,596
12,304
1,349
39
34,029
25,289
42
655
8,095
54,261
15,155
8,426
8,543
155,795
17,044
5,600
0
6,437
7,857
31,250
27,447
11,328
21,687
8,612
4,364
6,812
5,030
3,186
7,691
20,428
23,083
4,651
23,361
15,318
14,576
46,220
658
931
12,515
6,193
18,460
71,992
10,966
2,053
126
20,124
23,879
10,770
17,435
3,980

Oct

Nov

Dec

24,898
5,926
16,206
18,762
65,372
26,115
14,573
1,716
49
44,475
35,246
55
835
8,979
56,784
20,735
11,047
12,231
162,086
27,703
7,802
0
8,493
8,631
36,342
30,503
16,495
31,440
10,749
5,988
8,850
6,575
3,928
9,479
22,858
31,276
6,399
31,341
18,886
14,609
55,218
570
1,171
15,680
8,299
24,426
92,043
24,217
2,367
99
25,120
28,415
15,608
20,469
4,017

39,594
7,945
22,813
24,251
73,190
39,798
16,586
2,512
55
65,859
46,108
34
989
11,539
64,537
30,367
13,188
18,157
170,669
37,761
6,367
0
13,581
9,777
41,369
28,567
27,364
40,379
9,988
8,129
13,436
7,913
4,954
12,078
27,081
45,424
5,248
53,256
32,368
22,636
78,828
511
1,618
27,464
7,566
38,954
132,359
16,083
2,417
120
39,241
37,424
19,848
23,927
6,114

46,244
7,000
25,682
26,498
77,512
35,616
17,341
2,640
44
65,826
52,322
56
1,050
11,791
69,626
28,526
14,456
17,742
169,865
41,168
5,621
0
11,296
9,196
38,404
24,662
29,392
41,123
9,977
8,761
13,454
6,154
4,621
13,260
23,454
50,951
4,530
45,382
30,472
20,914
67,891
660
1,373
24,794
7,786
41,576
135,919
19,995
2,045
128
37,986
35,333
19,330
18,411
6,612

Totals
299,432
61,729
208,721
191,799
780,398
285,521
155,885
18,102
259
503,672
367,374
447
8,569
100,457
615,941
219,900
108,330
126,084
1,881,101
248,355
56,561
0
89,583
119,859
357,335
277,175
181,068
321,487
97,599
56,589
95,252
67,293
40,525
106,131
221,920
347,473
46,832
350,014
221,612
179,887
598,544
6,503
12,405
184,941
62,489
282,819
944,568
181,592
21,991
1,536
278,974
316,589
147,689
186,819
49,255

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2007
January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007
State / Territory

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

22,107
2,904
16,196
14,767
62,459
17,007
9,512
1,381
72
35,013
22,775
35
579
6,575
48,593
15,975
10,282
8,995
125,604
16,371
3,535
0
6,505
15,028
26,569
20,147
14,657
18,806
5,808
4,225
5,517
5,357
2,901
7,431
17,343
26,262
3,028
27,085
14,180
12,099
45,570
704
885
12,338
3,628
20,523
59,667
8,448
1,290
169
19,338
21,114
10,363
12,821
3,032

21,897
3,534
18,457
14,628
62,560
18,301
8,647
1,302
1
36,440
24,453
29
449
8,013
43,080
15,211
8,314
9,938
127,538
15,442
3,333
9
7,355
13,668
26,009
17,475
15,023
22,320
6,563
4,133
5,915
4,960
2,914
8,578
15,750
26,192
2,871
27,058
17,968
13,573
43,391
577
896
13,575
3,737
22,518
66,035
8,982
1,771
140
18,803
23,241
11,339
15,219
3,422

19,220
4,048
17,666
12,308
75,306
20,070
10,704
1,417
4
37,115
22,363
39
591
8,474
51,379
17,992
9,600
10,918
127,759
14,807
4,241
2
7,439
15,587
30,605
23,521
12,448
23,960
7,617
4,390
6,704
5,626
3,371
8,115
18,217
23,536
3,335
31,297
17,015
15,445
55,043
781
1,024
12,667
4,246
19,720
62,956
10,094
1,933
195
21,075
25,271
11,331
19,964
3,542

15,061
4,285
15,898
10,470
67,801
16,769
9,443
1,200
2
32,101
17,162
40
557
7,423
40,643
13,262
7,337
7,868
124,816
11,666
3,809
0
6,449
13,968
25,082
20,894
9,443
20,783
7,350
3,524
5,603
5,642
2,714
7,153
17,377
18,434
3,190
25,827
14,058
13,626
45,337
529
901
9,983
3,547
15,480
55,648
8,845
1,742
134
16,807
23,256
9,170
15,198
3,335

14,412
3,939
13,642
9,679
86,930
17,002
8,611
1,058
45
32,487
16,682
38
517
6,860
40,710
11,144
5,238
6,411
125,970
11,245
3,111
0
5,346
14,890
20,746
16,077
9,182
18,594
6,747
2,944
5,583
5,013
2,655
6,704
14,925
18,741
2,627
21,922
12,662
11,473
38,977
607
795
9,971
2,942
14,140
54,111
8,632
1,342
117
14,956
21,372
7,754
10,065
3,166

15,362
3,770
15,672
10,362
83,523
15,466
8,568
988
4
32,629
17,431
30
478
6,624
36,530
12,081
4,670
6,544
128,745
12,485
3,058
0
5,140
13,681
18,603
15,117
9,847
17,502
6,535
2,726
5,613
4,515
2,833
7,087
13,268
18,412
2,304
21,873
12,576
12,120
40,403
788
717
9,537
2,920
15,879
51,525
9,135
1,137
94
14,428
20,378
8,040
8,977
3,262

14,290
3,825
13,783
10,567
71,837
15,460
8,092
949
2
29,624
16,930
33
555
5,947
36,100
11,365
4,742
6,167
121,163
13,055
3,264
0
5,093
13,792
19,681
15,254
10,305
15,675
5,735
2,808
4,783
4,654
2,535
6,283
14,011
17,804
2,425
21,109
11,804
10,238
38,988
652
668
9,492
2,901
15,507
54,030
6,093
1,272
138
15,949
18,898
8,144
9,246
2,867

NOTE:

Aug
18,554
4,683
15,971
12,448
69,084
18,573
9,379
1,164
1
33,844
20,973
38
537
7,816
46,053
15,086
6,441
9,111
134,729
17,062
4,143
0
6,193
14,955
23,941
22,098
13,747
22,546
7,989
4,202
5,900
5,159
2,898
7,608
16,020
23,387
3,360
22,367
15,754
12,185
47,292
806
765
12,145
4,538
19,077
71,566
10,260
1,475
76
21,691
22,167
10,169
14,391
3,680

Sep
19,270
3,770
14,668
13,749
80,429
17,525
8,539
1,203
1
32,416
19,840
29
545
8,633
45,681
13,835
7,516
9,027
134,456
17,399
5,754
0
5,907
13,517
26,740
27,033
12,883
24,671
9,249
4,420
5,308
6,454
2,822
7,324
20,361
21,688
4,725
24,682
14,220
15,174
45,849
709
796
11,348
5,961
17,923
66,240
13,289
1,999
144
22,282
22,670
10,916
18,080
3,993

Oct

Nov

Dec

20,122
4,943
14,628
16,174
69,809
19,661
11,697
1,407
3
35,495
24,282
51
605
8,479
49,990
16,123
10,303
10,621
141,264
22,007
7,652
0
7,421
14,084
30,573
29,453
16,126
28,608
10,328
5,767
5,193
6,671
3,317
8,080
21,928
25,975
6,112
27,937
17,206
12,715
52,339
745
911
13,199
7,768
20,691
66,672
12,726
2,253
133
20,575
25,799
13,245
20,366
3,667

27,561
4,149
15,299
21,238
63,910
20,057
11,433
1,711
0
38,887
27,974
43
564
8,189
51,699
21,950
11,723
12,434
144,176
23,972
4,867
0
8,603
12,353
32,264
19,561
23,488
27,415
7,067
5,909
5,943
5,870
3,788
8,137
21,903
30,995
4,245
36,449
18,591
13,988
55,819
608
917
14,989
5,738
25,157
72,670
14,503
1,956
76
24,828
23,766
16,175
19,774
3,681

37,499
5,754
20,191
23,434
62,295
25,846
11,487
2,132
1
50,129
39,603
36
544
10,864
46,517
22,840
12,722
13,468
151,630
32,690
4,512
0
8,798
9,923
31,038
21,456
28,149
33,205
9,367
6,994
8,214
5,189
3,664
10,804
21,071
37,789
4,089
38,508
23,047
19,993
53,595
719
947
20,889
6,087
35,126
102,476
16,044
1,781
45
30,806
28,224
15,750
16,506
5,123

Totals
245,355
49,604
192,071
169,824
855,943
221,737
116,112
15,912
136
426,180
270,468
441
6,521
93,897
536,975
186,864
98,888
111,502
1,587,850
208,201
51,279
11
80,249
165,446
311,851
248,086
175,298
274,085
90,355
52,042
70,276
65,110
36,412
93,304
212,174
289,215
42,311
326,114
189,081
162,629
562,603
8,225
10,222
150,133
54,013
241,741
783,596
127,051
19,951
1,461
241,538
276,156
132,396
180,607
42,770

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2006
January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006
State / Territory
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

NOTE:

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

21,531
2,804
15,655
13,651
56,793
16,176
8,167
1,368
5
34,365
31,245
25
696
6,262
41,000
15,791
10,167
9,270
19,922
18,240
3,559
0
6,726
10,578
27,823
17,117
15,434
18,060
6,064
4,377
6,015
4,757
2,975
6,831
13,605
26,341
2,664
25,617
15,734
12,235
39,264
671
848
12,853
3,838
22,646
64,220
7,009
1,226
15
19,217
19,862
10,645
12,780
3,197

21,538
3,347
17,942
14,833
56,086
17,483
8,294
1,330
209
34,987
32,217
29
750
7,203
50,584
16,975
8,725
8,796
23,169
17,140
3,961
0
7,199
9,873
29,614
19,535
15,159
19,757
6,716
3,994
6,277
4,903
2,860
8,065
13,155
26,722
2,624
30,321
17,799
13,341
41,779
648
839
13,668
4,173
23,568
63,683
8,535
1,908
32
20,005
21,384
12,131
16,305
3,308

18,991
3,916
17,718
13,114
65,610
19,787
9,929
1,413
7
35,401
30,734
25
858
7,753
42,644
17,652
10,391
9,700
20,689
16,158
4,676
4
7,116
12,696
34,002
23,372
12,844
19,757
7,596
4,138
7,354
6,003
3,626
8,084
14,763
25,428
3,179
31,646
15,640
15,681
50,469
758
1,017
12,430
4,217
22,220
56,992
8,736
2,091
27
20,222
23,090
11,814
19,640
3,462

13,751
4,057
16,031
10,064
57,810
15,906
7,842
1,091
5
30,047
22,267
19
679
6,898
42,889
12,413
6,654
7,022
20,703
11,967
3,779
0
5,596
10,479
25,756
19,793
9,356
15,701
6,956
3,252
5,903
5,370
3,003
6,659
13,118
17,609
2,803
24,077
13,728
14,064
39,155
610
772
9,208
3,470
16,863
49,767
7,450
1,766
24
21,203
20,208
9,084
15,178
3,357

13,586
3,692
13,634
9,489
46,154
14,543
7,424
1,124
1
29,154
21,801
25
653
6,389
40,427
10,675
5,339
6,199
17,563
11,543
3,091
1
4,970
9,723
22,708
15,366
8,991
13,531
6,468
2,673
5,271
4,405
2,866
5,820
13,227
17,722
2,178
21,304
11,746
11,344
34,441
659
783
8,947
2,727
18,450
49,790
6,597
1,261
105
14,838
19,819
7,988
10,358
2,964

14,332
3,665
12,970
9,455
43,634
14,451
7,367
1,013
5
28,963
23,212
25
706
6,262
35,893
10,988
4,817
5,773
14,936
12,913
3,053
0
5,279
10,599
19,382
14,368
9,223
13,204
6,335
2,513
5,175
4,428
2,824
6,972
12,990
17,828
2,335
20,468
12,209
11,635
33,260
770
659
9,886
2,807
18,581
51,519
6,865
1,197
39
16,291
19,451
8,047
8,999
3,012

14,059
3,790
15,298
11,239
43,014
14,434
6,615
887
0
27,812
16,505
30
622
5,875
32,176
10,460
4,425
6,005
58,454
13,336
2,865
3
4,753
8,906
18,924
15,253
9,831
12,860
5,688
2,525
5,132
3,790
2,353
6,371
11,791
17,174
2,366
18,476
11,421
10,303
31,458
692
632
9,162
2,875
16,328
52,276
7,267
1,019
198
15,635
17,023
7,632
9,068
2,780

Aug
17,132
4,587
18,238
13,272
51,245
18,582
7,435
1,126
6
32,099
20,404
29
632
7,591
47,203
13,879
6,020
7,937
113,059
16,602
4,024
0
6,209
11,886
23,703
21,345
13,709
18,467
7,194
3,650
6,331
4,915
2,744
7,662
14,746
21,914
3,470
21,898
15,002
12,108
38,133
660
703
11,399
3,871
20,437
65,069
8,103
1,415
185
16,139
21,053
8,732
13,136
3,387

Sep
20,195
3,978
18,291
14,705
45,311
18,384
7,583
1,357
1
31,977
21,196
26
552
9,503
46,972
15,012
8,334
9,611
120,706
19,080
5,791
1
6,598
12,414
30,089
28,160
14,707
19,785
8,996
4,597
5,514
5,993
2,854
7,585
21,106
22,525
4,414
26,050
15,855
16,005
46,540
775
836
12,146
5,783
18,768
71,198
9,502
2,148
139
18,200
22,308
12,569
20,250
4,209

Oct

Nov

Dec

20,207
4,420
18,283
16,712
45,861
19,853
8,598
1,585
2
35,579
24,715
28
499
9,046
49,208
16,273
10,576
10,856
121,114
21,416
7,607
4
7,946
13,508
31,582
27,809
16,285
23,995
10,086
5,660
5,839
6,493
3,323
7,863
23,039
26,424
5,308
27,343
17,170
12,812
49,449
790
860
12,703
7,123
19,969
67,245
8,973
2,326
131
20,120
24,436
13,915
22,311
3,814

28,357
3,636
16,980
20,465
48,401
20,853
8,808
1,997
3
40,416
26,500
42
464
7,686
48,006
21,605
11,866
12,348
126,127
22,535
5,218
2
9,812
12,912
33,698
19,741
24,460
24,345
6,639
6,602
6,011
5,816
3,826
7,867
23,232
30,759
4,208
37,218
19,018
14,211
56,941
758
933
15,689
5,777
25,351
73,251
10,696
2,153
155
25,763
20,995
17,319
21,432
3,695

39,497
5,145
23,138
23,130
57,901
24,297
9,554
2,407
8
50,928
41,105
45
477
10,550
50,696
23,932
14,116
15,626
135,157
31,246
5,482
11
10,003
13,574
35,147
22,853
29,088
30,912
9,032
7,240
8,141
6,286
4,064
10,542
24,243
39,578
3,887
40,714
25,419
19,966
59,565
682
1,054
20,513
6,014
35,319
105,226
16,920
2,203
153
31,229
25,758
18,049
19,771
5,191

Totals
243,176
47,037
204,178
170,129
617,820
214,749
97,616
16,698
252
411,728
311,901
348
7,588
91,018
527,698
185,655
101,430
109,143
791,599
212,176
53,106
26
82,207
137,148
332,428
244,712
179,087
230,374
87,770
51,221
72,963
63,159
37,318
90,321
199,015
290,024
39,436
325,132
190,741
163,705
520,454
8,473
9,936
148,604
52,675
258,500
770,236
106,653
20,713
1,203
238,862
255,387
137,925
189,228
42,376

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

Page 10 of 18

NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2005
January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005
State / Territory
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

NOTE:

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

19,735
2,373
13,064
12,964
44,278
17,343
7,314
1,217
1
28,682
18,866
31
447
5,174
59,821
13,830
9,621
7,838
19,100
12,968
3,100
0
5,583
9,914
24,890
13,002
12,228
16,307
5,317
3,830
4,333
4,239
2,893
6,215
11,478
21,951
2,164
23,709
14,224
11,207
34,236
709
831
10,893
3,268
20,278
55,465
6,148
1,100
0
16,412
14,780
9,740
10,996
2,626

19,837
2,992
15,263
14,585
46,095
16,624
8,533
1,278
0
29,067
21,168
44
511
6,837
47,431
15,683
8,945
8,075
21,806
13,897
3,422
0
6,788
8,708
29,158
15,838
13,610
18,694
6,594
3,718
4,961
4,109
2,870
7,668
11,978
23,501
2,483
28,879
16,811
13,190
39,452
725
774
12,921
3,970
22,338
57,945
6,667
1,651
0
18,371
17,687
11,980
15,796
3,175

17,914
3,562
14,747
12,240
51,971
18,340
9,892
1,421
1
28,137
19,820
37
681
6,635
51,660
16,154
9,945
7,858
19,902
12,256
3,857
0
7,066
10,764
33,963
20,694
10,450
18,007
6,987
3,769
5,330
4,709
3,464
7,361
12,567
21,719
2,863
29,211
13,650
14,393
48,806
780
1,018
12,183
3,878
21,708
54,254
7,436
1,739
0
19,384
18,507
11,682
19,334
3,118

14,099
3,843
13,659
10,027
49,679
16,405
9,000
1,260
1
27,626
14,884
42
659
6,360
31,934
13,110
6,734
6,461
16,961
10,365
3,893
0
5,953
8,892
28,321
17,565
8,709
16,086
7,076
3,106
4,491
4,934
2,851
6,201
12,416
17,206
2,598
25,460
13,177
14,033
40,417
733
831
9,497
3,678
17,726
47,732
6,493
1,715
1
17,161
16,430
9,691
16,220
3,021

12,321
3,353
11,856
7,846
48,571
13,666
7,579
1,066
2
24,404
13,355
28
574
5,431
31,098
9,965
5,192
5,070
12,669
8,895
3,186
0
4,787
7,969
22,581
13,083
7,473
11,314
5,906
2,485
4,050
4,203
2,689
5,345
9,606
15,489
2,277
20,443
10,812
10,971
32,401
668
693
8,057
2,845
13,941
46,125
5,013
1,170
0
13,528
14,773
7,282
10,349
2,531

13,327
3,159
11,243
9,550
47,509
13,691
7,287
985
3
25,239
13,572
32
617
5,685
33,367
10,172
4,689
5,071
13,457
9,898
2,785
0
4,795
7,458
20,251
14,731
7,523
12,031
6,024
2,454
3,937
3,562
2,488
5,457
8,153
16,331
2,198
19,225
10,360
11,126
31,555
723
567
8,340
2,693
15,910
46,327
5,737
993
0
12,382
15,223
7,172
8,849
2,671

13,127
3,645
12,065
9,374
47,223
13,416
6,770
979
3
23,984
13,979
29
608
5,034
33,135
9,921
4,459
5,229
14,152
10,106
3,005
0
4,851
7,263
19,723
14,509
8,396
11,941
5,557
2,466
3,939
3,719
2,545
5,556
9,342
16,034
2,143
19,034
10,887
9,426
32,467
699
620
8,464
2,866
19,176
48,647
4,982
1,073
0
14,752
15,110
7,650
9,213
2,386

15,538
4,622
14,352
11,586
52,317
16,287
7,387
1,250
1
28,295
16,074
38
643
6,561
46,717
12,306
5,831
7,402
17,018
13,554
3,870
0
5,970
8,717
23,858
19,775
10,134
16,316
6,836
3,420
5,064
4,294
2,745
6,507
11,401
20,772
2,953
22,438
13,888
11,245
35,736
863
661
10,799
3,804
21,483
62,684
6,005
1,276
0
15,299
17,770
9,286
12,809
3,016

20,197
3,912
15,856
14,707
54,442
17,457
8,148
1,420
1
31,383
18,904
32
695
8,182
48,703
12,692
7,510
8,410
18,361
26,526
5,697
0
6,881
8,699
29,906
25,004
15,027
16,632
8,370
4,328
4,884
5,164
2,843
6,878
16,273
22,555
4,012
23,674
14,354
15,740
41,556
865
835
11,749
5,096
19,482
68,955
8,543
1,900
0
17,952
21,271
11,364
18,423
3,761

20,520
4,755
16,169
15,576
51,604
18,924
8,620
1,680
2
34,047
22,800
31
727
8,066
41,194
16,567
10,112
10,030
20,809
25,247
7,664
0
7,843
9,139
32,181
28,407
18,258
22,597
10,170
5,530
5,806
6,061
3,200
7,308
19,351
25,490
5,305
26,799
17,076
13,020
44,662
733
902
12,307
7,305
19,685
70,654
8,182
2,203
0
20,664
23,060
13,536
21,909
3,373

27,894
3,510
15,342
20,134
54,120
19,465
8,546
1,980
2
37,841
31,933
30
706
6,660
42,416
19,068
12,280
12,536
25,200
27,168
4,721
0
10,141
8,904
37,692
19,891
24,836
24,118
6,552
5,774
6,400
5,151
3,823
7,362
18,353
29,392
3,359
35,670
20,091
13,682
51,365
748
945
15,166
5,338
25,073
74,176
8,872
1,908
16
24,818
19,780
17,108
20,572
3,170

Dec
41,364
4,788
23,033
25,412
63,213
24,669
8,523
2,585
3
51,940
52,460
34
707
9,718
59,658
22,781
15,026
14,331
33,154
37,074
5,119
0
10,289
8,920
34,511
21,666
31,069
30,198
8,671
7,292
9,532
5,616
4,171
10,193
17,863
41,087
3,645
38,617
26,701
20,012
50,324
742
972
21,435
6,027
36,650
105,829
14,903
1,879
23
31,002
25,168
17,176
18,543
5,063

Totals
235,873
44,514
176,649
164,001
611,022
206,287
97,599
17,121
20
370,645
257,815
408
7,575
80,343
527,134
172,249
100,344
98,311
232,589
207,954
50,319
0
80,947
105,347
337,035
224,165
167,713
214,241
84,060
48,172
62,727
55,761
36,582
82,051
158,781
271,527
36,000
313,159
182,031
158,045
482,977
8,988
9,649
141,811
50,768
253,450
738,793
88,981
18,607
40
221,725
219,559
133,667
183,013
37,911

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2004
January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
State / Territory
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

NOTE:

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

20,486
2,208
12,922
13,029
43,460
14,192
9,205
1,218
0
26,510
20,161
31
546
5,156
56,792
14,800
9,542
8,278
19,968
13,432
3,373
0
5,159
9,772
24,467
15,236
12,365
16,074
5,428
3,489
4,237
4,449
3,180
6,790
10,198
23,794
2,141
26,101
14,758
10,804
38,117
548
831
10,061
3,202
18,923
56,561
5,223
1,125
0
16,254
15,605
10,809
12,078
2,550

20,266
2,808
14,127
14,016
40,636
14,119
9,993
1,258
1
26,760
21,660
38
496
6,102
51,698
15,525
8,155
8,417
21,118
13,736
3,309
0
6,478
8,699
26,973
16,547
13,855
17,076
6,509
3,257
4,469
4,314
2,981
7,893
10,565
25,119
2,239
30,551
16,590
11,998
40,847
610
799
11,262
3,685
19,565
55,899
6,382
1,515
0
17,268
17,819
11,403
15,590
2,884

17,249
3,235
13,258
11,743
44,793
16,334
10,574
1,233
4
25,583
18,605
30
776
6,787
51,428
16,306
9,574
8,254
18,647
12,159
4,268
0
6,345
10,213
31,287
22,108
10,511
17,844
6,886
3,504
4,817
5,322
3,433
6,837
13,372
23,684
2,661
31,499
13,570
13,561
50,690
630
1,015
9,952
3,650
18,284
50,057
6,241
1,848
0
17,099
19,088
10,544
19,197
2,965

13,947
3,722
12,558
9,213
43,369
14,576
8,450
1,144
2
22,389
14,456
44
705
6,207
44,701
12,091
6,552
6,650
16,778
9,768
3,495
0
5,425
9,429
27,351
18,774
8,706
15,981
6,867
2,832
4,243
4,894
3,084
6,401
12,391
18,815
2,541
27,076
12,820
12,187
41,282
547
793
7,790
3,250
13,966
46,175
5,528
1,703
0
13,583
15,849
9,383
15,981
2,815

12,130
3,152
11,245
8,050
42,434
12,521
7,065
889
2
20,687
12,840
18
546
5,511
35,814
9,872
4,809
4,995
12,385
8,793
2,979
0
4,098
7,766
22,636
14,638
8,104
11,436
6,249
2,540
3,896
3,797
2,482
5,264
8,938
15,522
2,256
20,476
10,224
10,572
32,281
515
721
6,883
2,884
12,681
41,897
5,184
1,224
0
12,719
15,218
6,867
10,699
2,372

13,032
2,925
10,589
8,813
46,403
12,330
7,486
926
0
21,304
13,483
29
602
4,794
40,789
10,336
4,560
5,267
13,113
9,497
2,937
0
4,715
8,088
21,367
14,621
7,894
11,619
6,029
2,528
3,612
3,647
2,468
5,284
8,630
15,936
1,981
19,919
10,337
10,109
32,506
560
735
7,092
2,879
13,387
41,498
5,068
1,037
0
11,764
14,644
7,174
9,055
2,544

14,074
3,345
11,040
9,360
43,563
13,110
7,245
961
1
21,187
14,770
42
610
5,165
35,221
10,325
4,688
5,569
14,663
10,579
3,252
0
4,942
8,701
21,704
13,973
8,779
12,484
5,726
2,690
3,978
4,143
2,373
5,257
9,185
16,397
2,135
19,973
10,916
9,299
34,235
639
664
7,496
3,020
15,025
44,473
5,537
1,229
0
14,873
14,383
7,897
9,639
2,450

16,287
4,031
11,904
11,751
46,906
15,195
7,356
1,210
0
22,860
16,875
31
639
5,810
45,720
13,324
5,980
7,075
17,314
13,080
4,000
0
5,900
8,845
26,368
18,607
11,411
15,721
6,807
3,676
4,159
4,340
2,796
6,411
11,732
23,935
2,796
23,272
12,935
10,501
36,989
615
684
9,468
3,976
18,110
57,014
6,256
1,290
0
16,093
15,147
9,503
13,542
2,672

17,444
3,633
13,086
13,995
45,463
17,735
7,721
1,418
4
21,139
18,190
35
583
7,700
42,102
13,109
7,925
7,890
18,802
15,586
6,141
0
6,887
9,547
31,051
26,037
11,372
16,876
8,286
4,499
4,877
5,360
2,983
6,986
17,011
22,304
3,825
24,322
13,706
15,537
41,867
584
851
10,732
5,341
18,642
64,339
7,432
1,977
0
18,574
18,092
10,877
18,953
3,560

21,176
4,459
13,582
16,814
45,571
22,001
8,925
1,675
0
31,051
23,236
42
611
7,776
55,301
18,095
10,823
10,937
23,503
19,403
8,223
0
7,932
9,922
36,516
28,415
14,717
23,087
10,075
6,106
5,179
6,204
3,519
7,931
20,235
24,972
5,179
29,188
16,290
13,010
49,783
743
986
11,543
7,385
21,146
61,431
7,309
2,588
0
22,217
19,747
15,018
23,097
3,133

26,699
3,069
12,565
19,591
45,685
17,448
7,890
2,032
0
33,432
22,750
52
572
6,131
65,211
20,618
11,336
12,394
26,223
19,747
5,351
0
10,069
9,584
36,273
18,628
20,374
23,241
6,277
6,105
4,796
5,077
4,103
6,988
19,705
28,490
3,297
37,066
18,383
12,846
54,967
729
985
12,811
5,218
24,583
63,937
7,484
2,029
0
23,367
16,530
17,384
20,830
2,987

37,207
3,917
18,843
21,991
60,560
24,630
9,006
2,460
0
45,122
35,177
47
612
8,414
65,640
22,119
14,573
13,281
32,460
26,641
5,337
0
9,531
12,430
36,425
20,262
24,206
27,877
8,406
7,210
6,491
5,244
3,974
9,504
18,260
37,512
3,639
37,597
22,659
19,264
51,249
992
990
19,063
5,833
35,089
89,714
12,323
1,925
0
29,251
21,310
15,987
18,436
4,495

Totals
229,997
40,504
155,719
158,366
548,843
194,191
100,916
16,424
14
318,024
232,203
439
7,298
75,553
590,417
176,520
98,517
99,007
234,974
172,421
52,665
0
77,481
112,996
342,418
227,846
152,294
209,316
83,545
48,436
54,754
56,791
37,376
81,546
160,222
276,480
34,690
327,040
173,188
149,688
504,813
7,712
10,054
124,153
50,323
229,401
672,995
79,967
19,490
0
213,062
203,432
132,846
187,097
35,427

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2003
January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003
State / Territory
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

NOTE:

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

19,179
2,899
11,548
12,140
39,285
13,874
7,761
1,245
1
24,477
22,827
36
634
5,490
40,194
12,210
9,469
8,389
18,608
13,823
2,926
2
6,851
11,532
25,766
12,952
12,472
15,396
5,354
3,476
3,789
3,724
3,673
6,264
10,516
21,983
1,960
21,548
13,362
10,448
39,610
641
790
10,160
3,171
18,157
54,023
4,345
1,047
0
15,048
18,476
9,733
11,173
2,425

20,440
2,931
13,568
13,811
41,724
15,067
7,900
1,135
0
25,659
27,029
41
584
6,017
43,597
13,569
7,918
8,099
21,067
13,942
3,099
3
6,717
10,285
27,025
14,891
13,657
17,562
5,831
3,320
4,022
3,728
3,354
7,344
11,406
23,950
2,083
26,525
15,749
11,277
40,231
587
803
11,483
3,417
21,746
59,258
5,519
1,518
0
15,983
19,550
11,277
13,885
2,773

17,213
2,759
13,234
11,422
48,429
15,687
9,597
1,360
2
25,487
23,288
31
726
7,171
46,415
14,360
8,589
8,450
18,342
12,808
3,980
1
6,938
13,102
30,012
19,557
11,064
16,987
6,752
3,345
5,029
4,972
4,025
7,019
13,245
21,147
2,501
28,489
13,211
13,674
52,909
648
875
10,149
3,650
18,543
56,761
5,273
1,854
0
17,336
20,934
10,598
17,626
2,613

13,240
3,166
11,516
9,170
45,508
13,153
8,253
1,170
1
21,214
16,905
43
646
5,898
43,935
15,798
6,568
6,371
15,413
9,360
3,594
0
6,242
10,364
25,693
16,978
8,174
14,355
6,605
2,821
3,835
4,711
3,491
5,889
12,154
17,066
2,375
22,394
11,771
11,687
42,563
773
831
7,527
2,889
13,387
44,287
4,668
1,648
0
13,215
18,172
9,584
15,527
2,460

13,175
2,745
10,819
8,176
43,667
13,048
7,860
1,093
0
20,763
16,809
36
564
5,362
33,123
15,645
4,743
5,156
14,032
9,408
3,194
0
5,019
12,481
21,821
15,674
8,148
11,468
5,954
2,280
3,693
4,017
3,373
5,661
10,359
15,734
2,170
19,288
10,286
10,383
37,419
744
737
7,531
2,720
13,286
43,876
4,530
1,263
0
13,630
16,493
8,467
10,513
2,450

12,709
2,704
9,724
7,882
42,438
13,193
7,265
1,008
0
20,222
16,976
31
558
4,867
27,243
14,414
4,006
5,008
12,708
9,410
2,659
0
4,917
10,576
19,730
16,844
7,679
10,474
5,518
2,099
3,151
3,441
3,087
5,137
9,404
15,887
1,929
17,488
9,650
9,172
32,905
559
625
7,510
2,601
13,571
42,514
6,157
1,108
0
11,395
14,947
7,133
9,258
2,289

13,173
2,911
10,256
8,085
40,846
12,002
7,741
972
3
19,990
16,995
16
584
4,844
30,227
11,507
4,438
4,955
13,348
10,481
2,903
0
4,605
10,566
20,248
15,858
8,382
10,987
5,269
2,148
3,505
3,470
2,780
5,433
8,745
15,547
1,894
16,800
9,998
8,552
32,286
572
689
7,181
2,652
13,434
45,602
4,223
1,138
0
12,439
14,572
7,573
9,442
2,165

17,035
3,915
12,376
11,464
45,078
16,323
7,756
1,236
0
24,348
22,256
23
598
6,021
45,035
12,531
5,539
7,634
18,267
14,049
4,202
0
5,649
9,915
24,232
20,094
12,311
15,286
6,793
3,372
4,369
4,517
3,121
6,957
10,499
21,568
2,838
22,423
14,009
11,410
38,578
672
733
10,259
3,919
18,585
64,983
5,376
1,647
0
15,365
16,303
9,555
13,592
2,699

17,641
3,150
11,845
12,916
42,763
15,308
8,025
1,266
0
23,621
23,349
16
703
7,691
47,580
13,720
7,735
8,004
17,307
16,515
5,938
0
5,837
12,672
33,495
27,540
11,430
17,426
8,208
4,111
3,756
5,711
3,074
6,395
14,408
20,031
4,086
23,788
12,886
14,543
43,833
673
811
9,906
5,165
16,340
63,737
6,529
2,215
0
14,928
18,058
10,656
20,542
3,422

20,526
4,110
12,481
16,301
43,376
17,450
10,710
1,671
1
26,637
30,028
39
666
7,470
51,128
17,872
10,194
10,264
23,222
20,286
8,319
0
7,520
11,515
38,240
29,185
15,046
23,725
10,344
5,625
4,330
6,144
3,643
7,665
17,338
26,582
4,971
26,800
16,248
12,698
51,311
714
955
11,100
7,271
18,831
65,970
6,534
2,621
0
20,115
19,743
15,458
24,314
3,062

25,551
2,506
11,731
17,620
41,693
15,438
8,320
1,944
1
27,481
27,622
25
547
5,504
51,054
20,023
10,925
11,940
23,773
19,197
5,166
0
9,184
8,552
36,733
19,386
19,331
23,531
6,006
5,629
4,176
5,352
4,071
6,673
17,038
27,707
3,288
35,612
18,023
11,970
55,272
554
915
11,422
4,911
22,810
60,660
6,606
2,158
0
22,905
16,027
16,434
22,696
2,699

35,597
3,263
16,621
21,262
49,624
20,714
9,379
2,261
2
38,282
38,134
42
629
8,334
56,386
22,204
15,003
13,095
30,782
26,414
4,917
0
8,791
9,835
39,166
20,769
23,183
25,668
8,152
6,532
5,777
4,937
4,041
8,703
15,719
37,286
3,298
37,477
22,358
17,146
48,979
769
896
17,124
5,317
31,093
86,604
10,747
1,754
0
27,911
20,641
15,309
20,026
4,127

Totals
225,479
37,059
145,719
150,249
524,431
181,257
100,567
16,361
11
298,181
282,218
379
7,439
74,669
515,917
183,853
95,127
97,365
226,869
175,693
50,897
6
78,270
131,395
342,161
229,728
150,877
202,865
80,786
44,758
49,432
54,724
41,733
79,140
150,831
264,488
33,393
298,632
167,551
142,960
515,896
7,906
9,660
121,352
47,683
219,783
688,275
70,507
19,971
0
200,270
213,916
131,777
188,594
33,184

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2002
January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
State / Territory
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

NOTE:

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

18,235
2,212
11,443
12,226
58,768
15,152
8,873
1,249
1
23,336
23,126
26
549
5,105
38,829
16,183
9,000
7,353
18,641
11,753
3,079
3
5,707
7,623
29,054
12,887
11,320
15,370
5,161
3,514
3,814
3,793
3,754
6,343
12,450
22,798
1,913
21,797
12,728
9,866
42,920
510
866
9,771
2,843
17,736
50,321
4,583
1,240
0
14,014
13,151
9,397
11,139
2,462

18,976
2,255
12,418
13,724
56,796
14,328
7,718
1,219
0
25,202
26,624
26
586
5,801
34,238
16,226
7,644
7,144
21,575
12,877
3,224
0
6,328
6,471
29,161
13,211
13,916
16,993
5,426
3,279
3,835
3,566
3,500
7,086
11,906
24,556
1,987
24,203
14,740
10,659
44,417
654
751
11,629
3,115
20,354
51,634
4,699
1,657
0
15,358
14,857
11,808
13,953
2,701

17,140
2,924
12,161
12,332
58,116
17,092
8,731
1,279
1
23,455
24,030
35
539
6,542
38,538
17,084
7,878
7,526
19,630
11,907
4,056
1
5,972
8,054
31,334
17,144
11,260
17,197
5,973
3,242
4,629
4,460
4,186
7,472
13,709
21,416
2,499
25,101
12,774
12,438
54,478
582
857
10,318
3,466
19,597
49,178
4,959
2,117
0
15,481
15,370
11,248
17,631
2,758

12,967
3,264
10,516
9,702
55,856
13,722
8,098
1,084
1
20,162
17,898
20
931
5,853
38,283
15,716
6,366
5,793
16,031
9,036
3,487
6
5,551
6,297
29,443
17,114
8,257
14,706
6,388
2,707
3,598
4,089
3,616
5,747
15,022
17,383
2,344
21,786
11,945
11,695
46,684
583
725
7,629
3,040
13,784
42,304
4,404
1,844
0
13,285
15,924
9,510
14,901
2,572

13,040
2,895
10,489
8,448
58,303
12,508
7,652
1,030
2
19,847
17,226
24
868
5,718
32,981
14,494
4,642
5,132
13,687
9,275
2,894
1
4,585
6,806
23,438
11,362
7,865
11,360
5,902
2,236
3,626
3,424
3,431
5,725
10,896
15,989
1,962
17,170
9,892
9,588
40,223
606
741
7,517
2,547
13,289
42,561
4,021
1,381
0
11,665
15,994
8,140
9,866
2,495

12,603
2,550
9,260
8,030
51,886
10,878
6,716
890
1
20,361
16,684
20
536
4,963
27,581
12,326
3,783
4,655
12,525
9,143
2,563
9
4,565
6,631
21,044
9,824
7,560
9,917
5,075
1,892
3,084
3,189
3,001
5,350
9,681
16,030
1,892
15,859
8,872
9,462
36,303
617
676
6,884
2,206
12,056
40,367
3,596
1,041
0
10,760
13,910
6,953
8,427
2,535

12,674
2,760
10,056
8,666
54,488
11,967
6,262
971
0
19,510
17,014
18
676
4,768
31,426
12,973
4,348
4,691
13,240
10,228
2,782
12
4,761
6,376
21,077
10,721
8,200
10,623
4,958
2,290
3,327
3,286
2,795
5,585
9,230
16,372
1,782
17,474
9,486
8,202
38,259
670
667
7,167
2,267
13,248
42,810
3,569
1,159
0
11,908
14,102
7,825
8,218
2,227

17,453
3,753
13,140
11,892
56,621
16,702
7,252
1,262
0
23,710
21,831
33
652
6,968
37,385
16,470
5,558
7,554
18,976
15,557
3,944
1
5,869
7,485
25,209
17,376
12,576
15,419
6,667
3,013
3,971
4,205
3,252
6,710
10,578
23,077
2,642
24,991
13,008
11,110
44,403
838
740
10,757
3,898
18,777
62,213
4,662
1,448
0
15,177
16,150
9,931
12,972
2,972

17,961
3,027
12,274
12,525
52,881
16,030
7,020
1,330
0
22,695
22,988
18
599
7,757
36,661
12,951
7,427
7,710
17,645
15,930
6,209
0
6,570
7,535
32,557
23,195
11,359
15,415
7,883
3,646
3,781
4,704
3,095
6,258
15,457
21,396
3,642
25,414
12,384
14,680
47,875
808
791
10,135
4,579
16,574
63,116
5,598
2,021
0
15,936
17,315
11,584
18,039
3,290

19,568
4,699
13,141
16,176
52,756
18,322
9,534
1,778
0
26,362
28,409
30
693
7,246
41,917
16,997
10,199
10,404
22,037
18,538
7,990
2
8,863
12,415
37,430
24,486
14,169
22,358
9,557
5,639
4,310
5,715
3,961
8,058
18,629
26,629
4,475
29,493
15,477
12,187
58,871
978
959
10,848
6,422
19,767
66,213
5,922
2,586
1
20,438
19,637
15,209
21,361
3,252

26,757
2,801
12,430
19,391
54,868
17,115
8,167
2,067
0
28,505
28,433
40
554
5,704
45,317
19,152
10,295
12,763
25,714
20,779
4,843
0
10,339
10,705
37,755
17,579
20,891
23,745
6,254
5,473
3,975
4,747
4,531
7,321
17,417
29,216
3,168
37,101
17,983
11,606
62,360
630
918
12,360
4,888
26,066
69,561
6,100
2,245
0
22,305
17,503
18,015
20,334
2,755

33,634
3,653
14,932
20,312
73,051
19,938
7,575
2,229
1
35,703
40,938
14
624
7,637
42,982
17,663
13,218
13,385
29,722
24,557
4,851
0
9,654
8,426
36,038
17,493
22,575
24,887
7,078
6,246
5,205
4,488
4,196
8,402
15,952
34,054
3,033
36,644
20,200
16,020
50,909
672
830
16,961
5,011
31,800
84,467
9,597
1,744
0
25,462
19,526
15,226
16,938
3,566

Totals
221,008
36,793
142,260
153,424
684,390
183,754
93,598
16,388
7
288,848
285,201
304
7,807
74,062
446,138
188,235
90,358
94,110
229,423
169,580
49,922
35
78,764
94,824
353,540
192,392
149,948
197,990
76,322
43,177
47,155
49,666
43,318
80,057
160,927
268,916
31,339
297,033
159,489
137,513
567,702
8,148
9,521
121,976
44,282
223,048
664,745
61,710
20,483
1
191,789
193,439
134,846
173,779
33,585

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2001
January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001
State / Territory
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

NOTE:

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

17,733
2,409
11,279
12,669
60,935
23,654
7,118
1,096
0
23,164
26,033
28
684
5,395
36,000
12,951
8,747
7,760
17,820
12,131
2,587
20
5,579
5,293
23,873
11,063
11,451
14,123
4,342
3,221
3,675
2,858
3,187
6,254
11,329
23,334
1,929
19,819
12,757
9,562
34,202
402
768
10,507
2,306
17,548
51,492
4,637
1,030
0
13,793
11,703
9,167
10,043
2,456

18,828
2,343
12,700
14,916
58,904
23,686
6,485
1,077
1
22,384
28,181
21
587
5,802
34,322
13,402
7,100
7,392
20,955
12,930
2,633
0
6,351
5,064
24,752
11,855
14,112
15,936
5,076
2,906
3,868
2,740
2,897
7,537
11,505
24,393
1,893
22,710
14,633
10,541
36,228
439
775
11,912
2,359
19,682
51,017
5,574
1,460
0
15,198
11,536
10,844
13,312
2,598

18,034
2,912
12,450
13,680
65,127
29,331
7,482
1,234
3
23,281
27,325
23
601
6,379
39,288
14,906
8,202
8,141
20,312
12,527
3,363
9
6,170
5,747
28,472
17,194
12,301
16,461
6,185
3,305
4,324
3,165
3,413
7,669
14,679
22,405
2,372
24,668
13,004
12,324
44,975
493
779
10,859
3,066
20,878
52,984
5,295
1,750
0
15,645
13,278
11,306
17,988
2,713

12,565
3,398
10,565
9,014
77,120
23,024
6,894
929
3
19,361
18,481
33
623
5,517
30,716
11,399
5,676
5,507
14,259
8,474
3,270
0
5,105
4,747
23,859
14,891
8,356
12,672
5,718
2,370
3,392
3,236
2,704
5,731
12,965
16,310
2,132
18,712
10,670
10,977
36,360
404
720
7,276
2,292
12,402
38,409
4,622
1,615
0
11,970
11,289
8,399
14,239
2,390

12,138
2,965
10,058
8,581
76,603
21,077
6,879
918
3
18,478
17,775
26
620
5,392
28,069
10,842
4,284
4,860
12,909
8,720
2,570
6
4,211
4,780
18,682
10,389
7,929
10,300
5,300
2,116
3,516
2,477
2,691
5,457
10,226
15,681
1,869
15,075
9,219
9,033
30,679
524
598
7,511
2,030
12,283
40,931
3,728
1,031
0
11,315
10,471
7,406
8,868
2,338

13,220
2,626
10,025
8,588
66,811
21,850
6,339
852
2
19,021
18,300
24
499
4,852
27,854
18,746
3,987
4,899
13,848
10,172
2,421
0
4,950
4,307
17,873
9,756
8,824
10,642
5,264
2,111
3,555
2,480
2,417
5,531
10,320
16,492
1,786
15,312
9,283
10,431
29,275
537
580
7,518
2,174
12,826
39,412
4,130
1,059
0
11,170
11,110
7,652
8,425
2,231

12,972
3,198
9,753
8,818
63,395
21,457
5,753
813
0
19,017
18,632
28
466
4,874
32,121
14,374
3,989
4,842
13,077
10,495
2,886
13
4,521
4,243
24,629
10,649
8,578
10,427
4,779
2,246
3,491
2,824
2,139
5,331
9,332
16,277
1,792
13,934
9,212
8,517
28,635
590
566
7,560
2,238
12,699
40,143
3,584
1,193
0
11,535
10,940
7,603
8,841
2,285

17,684
3,902
11,822
13,289
71,416
28,926
6,175
1,101
0
22,195
25,011
35
658
6,228
39,017
17,113
5,333
7,090
19,612
15,894
3,994
85
5,471
4,528
29,598
17,366
13,808
15,539
6,424
3,158
3,916
3,402
2,662
7,009
11,972
23,803
2,546
20,725
13,501
10,936
35,334
868
766
11,241
3,341
18,714
61,054
4,901
1,416
0
13,733
12,833
10,176
13,619
3,070

21,407
3,784
14,501
15,356
72,914
36,990
7,855
1,764
1
29,526
30,179
21
529
8,312
38,726
16,272
8,139
8,493
20,022
18,421
6,996
9
8,124
5,533
42,150
26,158
12,940
18,019
8,365
4,633
5,290
5,627
3,350
7,704
19,150
25,304
4,157
29,848
14,475
16,615
49,455
736
1,163
12,067
4,961
19,482
69,653
7,117
2,506
0
17,970
16,619
12,520
21,972
3,948

23,088
5,278
15,246
18,324
76,958
43,020
10,892
2,192
1
38,217
38,250
20
820
8,371
53,613
22,702
10,661
11,160
24,942
21,704
9,346
6
11,151
7,727
46,270
29,004
16,380
24,876
9,769
6,270
5,235
6,886
4,722
9,292
24,704
33,010
4,972
33,599
17,707
13,958
63,468
738
1,510
13,440
6,613
24,095
72,476
7,336
3,054
0
23,054
20,541
17,649
25,423
3,340

28,049
3,478
12,832
21,699
78,910
35,152
9,119
2,166
2
32,050
32,523
38
664
6,666
53,751
21,780
11,418
12,580
28,614
21,112
5,010
0
11,327
6,993
44,550
15,991
21,545
23,866
6,244
5,835
4,257
5,158
4,829
8,083
21,675
33,064
3,397
40,008
18,529
12,373
63,805
719
1,062
13,789
4,623
27,264
68,854
6,799
2,503
0
23,635
14,250
19,121
21,370
3,079

34,469
3,666
16,351
21,128
85,476
40,529
8,698
2,477
1
36,702
44,831
31
713
7,612
49,225
21,293
12,122
12,684
32,626
25,195
4,943
0
10,387
7,673
38,716
17,619
23,197
26,609
7,286
6,230
6,030
4,874
4,516
9,276
18,110
39,498
3,260
37,749
21,136
16,028
57,465
645
946
19,101
4,858
32,906
86,321
9,795
2,040
0
27,163
16,810
16,578
17,698
4,006

Totals
230,187
39,959
147,582
166,062
854,569
348,696
89,689
16,619
17
303,396
325,521
328
7,464
75,400
462,702
195,780
89,658
95,408
238,996
177,775
50,019
148
83,347
66,635
363,424
191,935
159,421
199,470
74,752
44,401
50,549
45,727
39,527
84,874
175,967
289,571
32,105
292,159
164,126
141,295
509,881
7,095
10,233
132,781
40,861
230,779
672,746
67,518
20,657
0
196,181
161,380
138,421
181,798
34,454

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 2000
January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000
State / Territory
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

NOTE:

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

17,860
2,149
12,192
12,592
57,800
23,614
7,661
1,057
4
21,069
29,933
23
576
5,284
39,273
14,663
8,619
7,987
17,459
12,767
2,606
0
5,758
2,578
21,227
10,104
12,200
14,172
4,407
3,196
4,238
2,753
2,614
6,299
10,957
23,910
1,834
20,200
11,957
9,658
35,120
247
774
9,905
1,997
18,928
48,626
4,611
1,123
0
13,636
9,171
8,589
10,368
2,508

19,309
2,620
13,882
16,075
58,905
24,812
7,645
1,133
1
22,271
34,114
16
511
6,340
38,528
14,732
7,661
8,219
21,621
13,280
2,723
0
6,566
2,825
21,793
12,752
15,169
16,933
5,301
3,284
4,432
2,694
2,778
7,687
11,106
27,125
2,099
24,204
14,972
11,551
37,931
418
853
11,851
2,288
21,178
52,861
5,831
1,590
0
15,794
10,534
11,546
13,013
2,956

17,001
3,054
14,125
13,984
64,895
27,658
8,787
1,251
2
21,673
30,832
23
574
6,711
44,109
15,093
7,994
8,355
19,364
12,336
3,514
0
7,482
3,547
25,935
17,218
12,341
16,401
6,002
3,531
4,424
3,362
3,267
7,724
12,957
24,942
2,656
24,696
12,702
12,475
48,600
620
939
10,773
2,500
19,940
51,666
5,549
1,961
0
17,908
11,763
10,855
16,615
3,047

13,017
3,432
11,946
10,908
65,796
21,778
7,021
1,108
3
18,712
21,741
15
419
6,281
34,673
13,284
5,501
5,896
16,387
9,776
2,966
0
7,440
3,600
22,333
14,781
9,147
14,225
5,744
2,650
3,963
3,115
2,986
6,240
12,524
18,841
2,498
21,170
11,516
10,993
39,189
406
784
7,565
2,300
14,344
42,204
4,379
1,708
0
13,361
9,711
9,255
14,441
2,563

11,832
3,069
10,782
9,462
62,909
17,670
6,932
870
2
18,427
19,557
18
452
5,278
30,664
11,238
4,179
5,493
12,913
9,066
2,434
2
5,508
2,673
18,250
10,317
8,458
10,574
5,222
2,202
3,799
2,498
2,746
5,759
10,157
16,974
1,948
15,379
9,323
9,236
32,796
425
669
6,810
1,901
12,968
41,947
4,006
1,222
0
11,352
8,880
7,143
9,928
2,202

12,944
2,959
10,755
9,758
64,614
20,632
6,779
880
0
18,875
20,972
22
489
5,350
28,722
13,005
4,003
5,205
13,879
9,653
2,406
0
5,364
5,311
18,150
10,808
9,220
11,085
5,328
2,137
3,611
2,697
2,934
6,040
9,527
17,839
1,973
15,730
10,371
9,375
31,442
454
682
7,483
1,905
12,596
42,043
3,964
1,130
0
11,129
8,910
7,397
9,160
2,339

12,451
3,259
10,557
9,266
60,311
19,290
6,172
912
1
17,903
21,094
30
574
5,189
27,627
11,283
3,875
5,153
13,354
10,187
2,686
0
5,403
5,133
19,471
10,839
9,271
10,612
4,646
2,329
3,585
2,775
2,574
5,401
10,067
17,014
1,904
14,878
9,467
8,159
31,171
374
595
7,514
2,094
16,221
45,518
3,953
1,206
0
11,886
9,156
7,743
9,498
2,267

16,404
3,842
12,126
12,734
63,724
25,582
7,379
1,042
1
21,096
26,402
22
651
6,093
42,307
14,154
5,660
6,776
18,049
13,738
3,651
0
6,441
6,178
22,187
17,129
13,038
13,907
5,561
3,197
3,738
3,266
3,049
6,678
13,188
23,641
2,931
20,887
11,635
10,244
34,999
546
699
11,491
3,181
19,449
59,994
5,111
1,544
0
13,970
11,248
9,060
14,009
2,765

19,885
3,553
12,278
15,732
59,837
28,974
6,702
1,275
0
21,001
29,985
23
726
8,558
37,925
16,661
7,692
8,008
20,108
17,801
5,814
7
7,892
5,253
32,946
25,944
14,049
16,137
7,916
4,234
4,303
4,217
3,014
7,268
17,307
23,661
4,236
24,115
13,080
15,228
41,872
487
754
11,329
4,695
19,087
65,110
7,019
2,231
0
16,397
13,685
12,058
22,239
3,838

19,647
5,136
12,289
17,174
62,588
30,224
7,838
1,612
0
23,888
33,658
26
630
7,606
43,841
18,026
10,620
10,516
21,371
19,434
7,569
0
8,461
6,334
33,831
25,793
15,286
21,208
8,972
6,470
3,991
4,585
3,278
8,509
19,620
26,848
4,742
25,035
14,820
11,427
48,477
458
867
11,497
6,187
20,079
62,872
6,522
2,688
0
17,457
14,792
13,650
24,736
3,178

27,199
2,926
11,402
22,007
74,834
29,512
7,360
2,002
3
26,210
34,476
24
539
6,372
42,378
21,201
11,298
12,176
25,539
21,321
4,343
4
9,620
6,017
35,147
15,027
21,595
22,725
5,138
5,671
3,845
4,180
4,110
7,173
19,475
31,520
2,849
34,890
17,563
11,332
54,089
388
957
13,827
3,717
26,567
66,996
5,848
2,181
0
21,270
11,741
16,591
20,647
2,725

34,362
3,960
15,929
19,936
98,293
37,766
7,310
2,205
0
34,910
49,593
37
468
8,076
39,724
18,979
10,694
12,932
29,852
25,347
4,316
0
8,374
5,394
29,391
14,388
24,206
23,599
6,878
5,924
5,878
3,978
3,756
9,256
17,089
38,569
2,688
32,981
19,582
15,658
45,608
478
841
18,573
3,958
33,316
83,133
10,627
1,716
0
24,348
14,664
14,371
15,838
3,907

Totals
221,911
39,959
148,263
169,628
794,506
307,512
87,586
15,347
17
266,035
352,357
279
6,609
77,138
449,771
182,319
87,796
96,716
229,896
174,706
45,028
13
84,309
54,843
300,661
185,100
163,980
191,578
71,115
44,825
49,807
40,120
37,106
84,034
163,974
290,884
32,358
274,165
156,988
135,336
481,294
5,301
9,414
128,618
36,723
234,673
662,970
67,420
20,300
0
188,508
134,255
128,258
180,492
34,295

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 1999
January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
State / Territory
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

NOTE:

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

18,049
2,278
12,859
11,953
56,953
19,503
6,265
1,128
1
18,999
20,860
2
262
5,080
35,459
15,337
8,162
8,023
17,909
12,849
2,319

20,583
2,413
14,546
15,348
57,471
22,239
8,069
1,077
3
22,252
36,251
7
327
5,480
38,449
15,961
7,222
7,694
22,311
14,060
2,745

19,424
3,206
14,992
13,720
68,327
17,287
7,877
1,314
2
23,492
33,756
6
447
6,357
43,089
16,938
7,691
8,992
20,740
14,239
3,379

14,823
3,931
14,575
11,521
62,654
11,739
9,111
1,081
2
19,219
26,828
2
476
6,507
38,343
16,525
6,029
6,682
17,439
10,733
2,765

14,043
3,278
13,186
10,105
61,497
10,605
8,202
1,095
1
18,891
25,163
3
343
5,677
32,377
15,176
4,412
5,975
13,777
10,248
2,490

14,651
3,201
12,575
10,518
65,298
10,842
6,931
918
1
19,383
24,957
14
432
5,166
31,962
14,030
4,433
6,027
14,373
11,232
2,256

14,795
3,744
13,032
10,897
65,646
10,758
4,940
901
2
20,004
25,560
12
492
6,015
29,826
12,594
4,152
6,148
15,838
12,224
2,758

6,031
843
16,046
6,724
12,436
13,490
4,276
3,159
4,724
1,464
2,498
6,671
10,897
21,771
1,340
16,731
12,089
9,612
32,267
402
834
9,543
1,389
18,473
50,992
5,055
1,043
0
14,009
8,695
8,260
7,780
2,180

6,602
1,016
20,335
9,473
15,882
16,814
5,009
3,172
4,869
1,465
2,616
7,686
13,144
25,866
1,600
23,524
14,651
11,276
39,417
338
786
12,565
1,685
23,304
55,148
5,933
1,668
0
16,053
9,383
11,206
10,578
2,643

10,579
1,593
25,251
13,747
13,857
17,567
6,106
3,475
5,363
1,865
3,283
8,341
17,668
25,738
2,055
24,939
13,343
13,267
51,500
445
925
12,282
1,852
23,035
54,096
6,021
1,941
0
17,193
10,551
10,867
14,891
2,776

6,116
1,766
21,994
12,274
10,735
15,281
5,844
2,859
4,785
2,940
3,026
7,082
17,394
19,965
1,748
22,586
12,221
12,486
43,248
363
806
9,358
1,783
17,000
45,727
5,987
1,599
0
13,933
9,229
9,908
14,936
2,702

5,091
1,449
18,959
9,467
9,395
11,831
5,203
2,389
4,667
2,779
2,719
6,475
14,696
17,945
1,747
18,019
10,631
11,186
36,831
435
762
8,808
1,491
15,515
44,247
5,333
1,156
0
13,730
9,134
7,361
10,694
2,531

5,438
1,542
17,867
9,734
9,781
11,666
5,236
2,357
4,520
2,504
2,743
6,806
11,237
18,957
1,621
16,514
10,679
11,036
34,503
376
719
8,670
1,464
16,197
46,105
4,393
1,142
0
13,169
9,520
7,481
9,133
2,602

5,564
1,735
18,442
10,093
11,045
11,503
5,173
2,458
4,521
2,944
2,751
6,546
9,838
18,917
1,947
17,398
10,499
11,891
35,319
357
749
9,706
1,773
17,775
50,160
4,538
1,320
0
14,252
9,308
8,507
9,754
2,513

17,095
4,243
13,491
13,582
70,183
20,607
6,899
1,270
2
20,093
30,659
22
462
6,435
38,023
15,226
5,841
7,834
18,205
14,292
4,036
38
6,157
2,045
23,906
18,249
13,121
14,727
5,995
3,534
4,839
3,514
3,122
7,147
13,126
23,651
2,710
22,262
12,145
11,452
43,037
449
837
11,834
2,730
19,662
57,184
5,330
1,752
0
15,158
10,532
9,226
13,962
3,047

20,181
3,623
14,141
17,580
70,519
25,084
6,599
1,508
0
20,399
33,203
32
451
8,510
42,852
15,027
8,224
8,454
19,990
19,591
6,213
0
7,221
2,344
31,658
25,704
14,959
17,471
7,592
4,628
5,328
4,198
3,058
7,656
17,319
24,381
4,149
25,418
13,797
15,553
45,129
540
860
12,646
3,959
19,384
65,731
7,355
2,603
0
17,429
12,125
11,904
21,306
3,724

22,484
5,723
14,916
19,388
77,927
32,436
7,326
1,930
5
25,667
42,171
20
414
8,614
49,471
19,328
11,017
11,495
23,993
21,964
8,503
0
9,070
3,332
35,334
26,815
18,299
23,087
9,588
6,563
5,044
4,974
3,650
9,754
20,254
29,922
4,745
29,770
16,106
13,688
56,297
513
1,102
12,889
5,524
23,761
68,080
8,016
3,129
0
20,783
15,494
16,359
24,664
3,524

29,445
3,169
13,714
23,946
90,391
30,811
6,614
2,403
0
28,490
41,109
23
566
6,794
53,201
22,242
10,984
13,783
28,229
23,991
4,744
13
11,506
3,151
39,395
17,026
23,713
24,418
5,777
6,204
5,350
4,288
4,468
8,119
20,639
34,673
2,885
38,940
19,020
18,094
66,033
480
1,072
15,056
3,713
28,471
70,540
7,607
2,440
0
23,033
11,957
17,481
22,690
2,993

Dec
41,183
4,264
21,521
26,058
136,278
45,397
8,376
2,969
2
42,811
69,293
27
671
9,279
51,796
24,798
14,055
15,001
35,408
30,592
4,952
0
12,006
3,498
38,582
18,623
28,891
28,781
7,228
7,161
8,365
4,776
4,667
12,123
20,415
47,921
3,317
41,496
24,255
20,817
57,974
492
1,225
22,136
3,964
41,637
102,015
12,150
2,425
0
29,812
17,746
15,911
18,952
4,241

Totals
246,756
43,073
173,548
184,616
883,144
257,308
87,209
17,594
21
279,700
409,810
170
5,343
79,914
484,848
203,182
92,222
106,108
248,212
196,015
47,160
51
91,381
24,314
307,769
177,929
182,114
206,636
73,027
47,959
62,375
37,711
38,601
94,406
186,627
309,707
29,864
297,597
169,436
160,358
541,555
5,190
10,677
145,493
31,327
264,214
710,025
77,718
22,218
0
208,554
133,674
134,471
179,340
35,476

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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NICS Firearm Background Checks:


Month/Year by State
Year 1998
November 30, 1998 - December 31, 1998
State / Territory

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
llinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mariana Islands
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

NOTE:

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

1,062
145
379
589
2,101
622
80
55
0
812
62
0
28
176
22
347
482
398
840
799
100

35,506
3,840
17,074
21,163
65,344
23,176
6,790
2,080
0
31,529
3,757
9
403
7,163
41,455
22,171
14,168
11,988
31,029
26,843
4,006

318
43
1,025
319
784
578
201
186
159
55
77
211
319
1,310
58
952
633
344
17
2
38
6
74
107
2,794
267
59
0
24
361
408
241
107

8,689
1,400
29,571
11,797
25,313
23,509
6,205
6,469
6,280
2,387
3,718
8,822
14,417
37,633
2,379
31,529
19,442
13,680
48,300
511
1,021
9,559
2,677
24,666
79,605
10,415
2,057
0
25,170
11,641
13,786
15,201
3,379

Totals
36,568
3,985
17,453
21,752
67,445
23,798
6,870
2,135
0
32,341
3,819
9
431
7,339
41,477
22,518
14,650
12,386
31,869
27,642
4,106
0
9,007
1,443
30,596
12,116
26,097
24,087
6,406
6,655
6,439
2,442
3,795
9,033
14,736
38,943
2,437
32,481
20,075
14,024
48,317
513
1,059
9,565
2,751
24,773
82,399
10,682
2,116
0
25,194
12,002
14,194
15,442
3,486

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. 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.

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