The Firearms Services Bureau (FSB) processed an unprecedented number of Firearms Transfer Inquiries (FTIPS) in March—60,332 the largest number recorded for one month. FTIP requests received in the last two weeks of March was 52,173. In this two week period, FSB received and processed more requests than in any single month since December 2016. For the month of March 2020, this is only the second time there have been more than 60,000 requests in a month.
FTIP Request Totals for previous month (Feb. 2020) = 33,605
FTIPS processed in March 2019 was 44,687.