Background Checks for Guns Soared in February 2021

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Second Amendment rights are treasured by many Americans. People across the nation believe in the right to bear arms, as enshrined in the United States Constitution.

The Second Amendment, unfortunately, continues to be politicized. The Democrat Party is infamous for seeking to pass legislation that restricts gun ownership; meanwhile, the left claims that these measures will cut down on mass shootings, but the statistics and numbers simply don’t support this claim.


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In January 2021, amid Biden becoming the 46th president, purchases of firearms soared in the nation. Now, Breitbart News confirms that February 2021 marks yet another month of record background checks for gun purchases.

What to Know About February 2021 Background Checks for Firearms Sales

Last month, the FBI confirmed that 3,442,777 total background checks were run for the purpose of firearms purchases. This number marks a very significant increase from the 600,000 background checks that were conducted in February of last year.

While background checks are run for firearm sales, this is not the only reason why the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) would have to clear someone. In keeping with states’ laws, background checks are furthermore run for concealed carry permits.

While the number of background checks reached record highs last month, 3,442,777 is not a cap on the possible number of guns purchased in February 2021. Once an individual passes a background check, they can buy multiple firearms.

The Biden White House vs. Gun Rights

As soon as next week, Congress is scheduled to hold a vote on legislation that would significantly restrict gun rights. The National Rifle Association (NRA) made this announcement earlier in the week and many gun owners across the nation are on edge.

Biden has backed and urged Congress to work on passing as much gun control as possible; this is something the Democrats have wanted for quite some time. Furthermore, with Democrats in control of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, it will be very tough for Republicans to block legislation of this nature.


The Biden administration continues to clearly affirm that it’s no ally to the Second Amendment, gun ownership, or gun owners, for that matter. Therefore, there are certain questions about states’ rights and whether or not Republican governors will have the power to push back against intrusive gun control measures.

What do you think about the new record set for background checks in February 2021 for gun purchases? Let us know in the comments section below.