February 2013 is up 32% compared to February 2012.
Also, please remember that February only has 28 days, compared to 31 days in January.
Average NICS per day in February 2013 was 82,478 compared to 80,498 in January 2012.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
NICS checks November=2.01 million=66,897/day
NICS checks December=2.78 million=89,799/day
NICS checks January=2.49 million=80,498/day
NICS checks February=2.31 million=82,478/day
These 4 months are all records, compared with any month since statistics first published in 1998. February was actually busier than January.
According to NASDAQ, there were 5.99 million shares of RGR sold short, compared with 19.26 million. Not sure what it would take to generate a short squeeze.
And also note that there is an unprecedented shortage of available weapons at present.