US Firearm Background Checks Accelerating

From the FBI Website, US Firearm Background Checks Accelerate

It’s no real surprise, given the flashpoints we’ve endured in this country over the last several months and the January 6th climax. But look at how Americans are gobbling up those LtCs. I am not sure if this is data on first time gun owners or including people like me who have to renew every 5 years. I assume they do full checks at that time so it’s probably the latter.

Whatever it is, it’s not the sign of a very happy country. I added green arrows showing the intact string of increasing monthly data. I’d expect February to ease from the January blow off, but who knows with this political mess?

Funny enough, the stocks of Ruger and Smith & Wesson are depressed. I tried Ruger (RGR) a few weeks ago and took a manageable loss. Logic would say that business is improving. But whatever. I don’t like the Ruger website or its guns anyway. So I have no current interest in trying to capitalize on America’s dangerous angst. Too many decent and progressive companies out there.

But the data are interesting.

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