September Marks Another Record-Breaking Month of Firearm-Related Background Checks

In an Unprecedented Event, 2020 Has Already Surpassed Last Year in Firearm-related Background Checks and Gun Sales

WEST BEND, WI – The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) today released a statement after the ninth consecutive month in a row of record firearm-related background checks, with September hitting over 2,892,000 new checks. This means that background checks for this year have now surpassed the 2019 record with three months of 2020 still remaining.  In only nine months, the FBI National Instant Checks System conducted 28,826,449 background checks compared to 28,369,750 in all of 2019.

The USCCA, which has experienced record membership growth this year, is the largest and fastest growing organization in the country providing industry-leading self-defense education, training and legal protection for responsible American gun owners.  USCCA President and Founder Tim Schmidt released the following statement in response to this unprecedented growth:

Throughout the pandemic, ongoing civil unrest across the nation, and a pending presidential election, it’s clear that Americans are engaging in their Second Amendment rights unlike ever before.  It’s clear, no one wants to be caught in a situation without knowing how to defend themselves or their loved ones.  Not only did we see another month of record firearm-related background checks, but September has now broken the entire annual record from last year.  And it’s even more encouraging to see such interest in self-defense education and training,” said Tim Schmidt, president and founder of the USCCA. 

For more information on how to get self-defense education and training offered through the USCCA, visit our website here.

The USCCA provides self-defense education, training and legal protection to responsible American gun owners. Headquartered in West Bend, Wisconsin, the USCCA is the largest and fastest-growing association whose sole focus is the responsibly armed American.