Total NICS Background Checks      
  November 30, 1998 - September 30, 2010      
                                   
  YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTALS      
  1998                     21,196 871,644 892,840      
  1999 591,355 696,323 753,083 646,712 576,272 569,493 589,476 703,394 808,627 945,701 1,004,333 1,253,354 9,138,123      
  2000 639,972 707,070 736,543 617,689 538,648 550,561 542,520 682,501 782,087 845,886 898,598 1,000,962 8,543,037      
  2001 640,528 675,156 729,532 594,723 543,501 540,491 539,498 707,288 864,038 1,029,691 983,186 1,062,559 8,910,191      
  2002 665,803 694,668 714,665 627,745 569,247 518,351 535,594 693,139 724,123 849,281 887,647 974,059 8,454,322      
  2003 653,751 708,281 736,864 622,832 567,436 529,334 533,289 683,517 738,371 856,863 842,932 1,008,118 8,481,588      
  2004 695,000 723,654 738,298 642,589 542,456 546,847 561,773 666,598 740,260 865,741 890,754 1,073,701 8,687,671      
  2005 685,811 743,070 768,290 658,954 557,058 555,560 561,358 687,012 791,353 852,478 927,419 1,164,582 8,952,945      
  2006 775,518 820,679 845,219 700,373 626,270 616,097 631,156 833,070 919,487 970,030 1,045,194 1,253,840 10,036,933      
  2007 894,608 914,954 975,806 840,271 803,051 792,943 757,884 917,358 944,889 1,025,123 1,079,923 1,230,525 11,177,335      
  2008 942,556 1,021,130 1,040,863 940,961 886,183 819,891 891,224 956,872 973,003 1,183,279 1,529,635 1,523,426 12,709,023      
  2009 1,213,885 1,259,078 1,345,096 1,225,980 1,023,102 968,145 966,162 1,074,757 1,093,230 1,233,982 1,223,252 1,407,155 14,033,824      
  2010 1,119,229 1,243,211 1,300,100 1,233,761 1,016,876 1,005,876 1,069,792 1,089,374 1,145,798       10,224,017      
                                   
                          TOTAL 120,241,849      
                                   
   NOTE: These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS.  They do not, in any way, represent the number of firearms sold.  Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.