Well, good.

Quarterly Gun Sales Record Set.

“Total use of the FBI’s NICS system reached an all-time high last month, with a volume of 4,691,738 records processed. That figure includes a variety of administrative duties unrelated to the transfer of a gun, including the growing number of carry permits—applications, renewals and verification that current holders haven’t been charged with a disqualifying offense. Illinois alone accounted for 1.4 million for the latter purpose.

FBI NICS numbers do not include many private transfers of firearms, or those purchases made by valid concealed carry permit holders in regions of the nation where they are not required to undergo a redundant background check.”

Welcome fellow gun-owners, newbs *and* those of you trying to catch up.

Incoming! Counterfire!

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a bomber task force mission on Jan. 6, 2021. (Senior Airman Tristan Day/U.S. Air Force)

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