The 2,767,699 NICS checks in March was also the highest ever for a month other than December, when many buy weapons as gifts…

When actual gun sales are estimated out of the data, one group said that March saw an 11 percent increase in weapons sold over the same month in 2017.

Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting said that it estimates March 2018 firearms sales at 1,594,988 units, a year‐over‐year increase of 11.4 percent from March 2017.