Jan. 31—Federal background checks for firearm purchases hit record totals across the nation and in Pennsylvania in 2020, continuing a trend of increased checks coinciding with presidential election years.
Some are concerned the new Biden administration will layer additional restrictions on gun and ammunition sales.
Some simply want to protect themselves and their homes or are concerned about law enforcement being able to protect them.
Pennsylvania State Police and FBI data show more than 420,000 firearm background checks were processed between October and the end of 2020. Overall, 1.4 million firearm background checks were completed in 2020 statewide, a 47 percent increase over 2019.
Four of the five largest jumps in the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) have coincided with the last four presidential election cycles.
Source: https://lancasteronline.com/news/he...cle_ae4dc352-5b38-5469-a9c8-146317fee58d.htmlWolfe said whether that's true or not, he has seen during presidential elections, no matter who the candidates were, permits go up.