The FBI released the latest NICS checks total today, and as expected, the total of 1,427,343 NICS checks set an April record.
For reference, the first year April checks exceeded one million was 2009, the first year Bam was President. So here is a rundown of the totals since 2008
And industry sources suggest that percentage wise, the 2012 increase would have at least matched the 2011 increase had the industry been able to supply the guns to meet the demand. A situation that has existed since 2008.