FBI gun checks in March break all-time record

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There were nearly 4.7 million gun background checks run through the FBI’s national instant check system in March — the highest-ever monthly total in the more than 20 years since the system was set up.

The 4.69 million checks is a 25% increase from a then-record 3.69 million checks in March 2020, when there was a run on firearms as the scope of the coronavirus pandemic was becoming clearer.

The checks aren’t a one-to-one correlation to gun sales, but are used as a general approximation for the health of the…


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