Only 2016 was better since the system began in 1998. More than 27.5 million background checks were recorded last year.
The year of gun sales surprised many especially in May and August when monthly sales records were set. December was the top month with 2,586,138 checks taking place.You wouldn't know that however by most reporting of sales numbers from one month to the next. Sure, everyone knows that year over year figures are down and it is likely because there is no longer a concerted push from the White House to enact gun control after every incident or mass shooting. But sales number while lower than 2016 are still at historic highs. On Wednesday, Bedard talked to Cam Edwards, host of NRATV's Cam and Company, about his story and the numbers.