Magazine Article | June 17, 2016

Firearms Retailer Practices Gun Control

By Matt Pillar, senior executive editor, Innovative Retail Technologies

July 2016 Innovative Retail Technologies

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Firearms retailers are enjoying banner sales. Since May of 2015, the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) has marked new records set for the most background checks conducted in a day, month, and year. That’s an important barometer for gun sales, because those background checks are required each time an FFL (Federal Firearms License) dealer conducts a firearms transaction. April 2016 marked the 12th straight month of record sales for the industry, and despite — or perhaps fueled by — a politically charged national debate, gun sales show no sign of a slowdown.