The August 2023 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,117,824 is a decrease of 13.1 percent compared to the August 2022 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,286,816. For comparison, the unadjusted August 2023 FBI NICS figure 2,047,515 reflects a -16.4% percent decrease from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,450,616 in August 2022. August 2023 marks the 49th month in a row that has exceeded 1 million adjusted background checks in a single month.