You really can't compare year to year....you have to go month to month. There was no gun ban scare in May 2012.
Bottom line: Gun Bubble has popped and sales are trending down month to month.
Not sure how people don't get that. Run is OVER.
Ammo?...Now that's another story.
yes, I think the bubble has popped for now.. there is little or no ammo on the shelf.. don't think anyone would buy a gun and not have any ammo to shoot.. the availability of ammo will drive down gun sales for now.. but we are only a mass shooting away from all the libs wanting to restrict our 2nd amendment rights...
I agree that year on year comparisons are not relevant in this unusual demand surge situation. When the sales decline eventually begins to stabilize, then year on year comparisons will again become useful. Those who keep bringing up such comparisons now are just grasping at straws in an effort to mislead by distorting or ignoring reality. It will be interesting to see what they do when monthly NICS decline to a level less than the year earlier level. I suppose they will then start comparing to the same month 2 years earlier.
Correcting for the change in Kentucky NICS checks methodology, May 2012 NICS was 180,000 fewer than reported, or 1.136 million. Therefore, May 2013 NICS checks increased by 300,000, or about 26.4%. And, last year was a strong year..
I knew that there was a "discrepancy" in the KY number last month, but I didn't know that it was because of a change in methodology. There was speculation here and SWHC board that it was a typo error. What was the change in their method? Thanks.