The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on 2nd Amendment Insider
Texas submitted a record number of background checks in November, according to federal data.
Texas reported more than 163,000 applications to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System last month — the busiest November on record for the Lonestar state since the federal government began keeping track in 1999.
It’s a 3.7 percent increase over 2016 — the busiest on record for gun checks, and by proxy, sales, in NICS history. Closer examination of the federal data shows concealed handgun licences drove the spike in checks, skyrocketing 43 percent over last year alone. By comparison, handguns increased 1.8 percent and long guns declined by 8 percent.
The increase, in part, follows a predictable sales pattern that kicks into high gear after Thanksgiving. Black Friday marks the beginning of the gun industry’s historically most profitable season, boosting background checks across the majority of the nation. This year proved no different with dealers submittingpost was originally published on this site