AG: NICS Performed 23 Million Gun Background Checks in FY2015, Record 3 Million in December Alone

melanie.hunter | January 20, 2016
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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) performed over 23 million background checks in fiscal year 2015 and a record 3 million requests in December alone - the highest number of monthly requests since after the Sandy Hook shooting massacre in December 2012.

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