August 2021 Saw Second-Most Background Checks of Any August in History – By Awr Hawkins (The Blaze) / Sept 2 2021
August 2021 saw the second-most number of National Instant Background Check System (NICS) checks of any August in history.
FBI figures show 2,715,223 NICS checks were conducted during August 2021, second only to the 3,115,063 NICS checks conducted in August 2020.
Breitbart News noted that July 2021 was a similar situation with 2,882,676 NICS checks conducted, second only to the 3,639,224 conducted in July 2020.
There were record background checks for 17 straight months, January 2020 through May 2021, with each of those 17 months breaking every previous record for NICS checks in that respective month.