FBI Reports Gun Background Checks Already Up 41% Over Last Year's Record

FBI Reports Gun Background Checks Already Up 41% Over Last Year's Record
Rich Duprey, The Motley Fool
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The FBI reported firearms background checks continue rising at a torrid pace, jumping 22% in February from last year and bringing the year-to-date total to over 7.76 million, some 41% higher than the same period in 2020, which was an all-time record year for background checks. Although the FBI said February's 3.44 million checks were down one million from January, that month set the record for background investigations since the agency began tracking them in the late 1990s.