It follows the Connecticut school massacre.... and renewed talks on possible gun control.
The FBI conducted more than 2-million 700-thousand background checks for gun purchases in December of 2012.
For the year, the FBI conducted more than 19-million checks... which also appears to be a record high.
December is typically the busiest month for checks, because of Christmas gifts.
Someone who passes one check is able to buy multiple firearms.
President Obama says he will push for new gun control legislation... including a possible proposed ban on semiautomatic weapons.