January was the second highest month on record for gun background checks, according to FBI records.
There were more than 2.4 million background checks done through the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System ... known as NICS
The data does not indicate how many weapons were purchased.
December was the number one record setting month, with more than 2.7 million background checks.
The numbers spiked after the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut when President Obama began the push for new gun control measures.