Kentucky, which ranks 26th nationally in terms of population, topped the state rankings for pre-purchase background checks in 2011, the FBI said.
Gun sellers in the Bluegrass State, which has just 4.3 million residents, generated almost 2.3 million instant background checks in 2011 - accounting for roughly one of every seven the FBI processed during the year.
This certainly implies that KY runs a NICS check on all CCW holders every month, but it could be incorrect. Is the NICS system really supposed to be used this way? It could be some other form of "background check" that is run monthly.
In any event, that doesn't account for the significant increase
in NICS checks done in December 2011.