The National Shooting Sports Foundation released their adjusted NICS check numbers for the month of December and they are almost off the charts.
Here are the numbers as reported by NSSF:
The December 2012 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 2,237,731 is an increase of 58.6 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,410,937 in December 2011. For comparison, the unadjusted December 2012 NICS figure of 2,776,105 reflects a 49.7 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,854,400 in December 2011.December 2012 also marked the 31st straight month with increases over the same month in the prior year.
For the entire year 2012, adjusted NICS checks were up 27.7% over 2011.