As of Jan. 2, private gun sales were illegal in Nevada. So, according to the data DPS provided us from the March background checks called into Carson City, Nevadans bought over 20,000 guns last month.
We can extrapolate the 31st just by looking at the data. Actual denials are roughly one-tenth of a percent, so for our 20k estimate, they are ill-relevant. Also, those with a CCW are exempt from the background check (they just fill out the ATF Form 4473).
We literally broke the Point of Contact Firearms Unit with sale requests. You can see the from the data where the jams were and the hiccup they caused in clearances. DPS stepped up to the challenge though and brought more bodies in, which cleared the backlog. I swear people there are on our side. So for future reference, the wheels came off the system at somewhere around 1000 checks per day.
March compared to February
Double the amount of guns sold in a typical month in March. Federal NICS data shows that over 900,000 thousand more guns were sold nationally in March than in February.
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Clayton E. Cramer
Gun Free Zone
The War on Guns
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