I can see the headlines now:
Americans stop buying guns! Common sense has prevailed!
The NICS numbers will be lower than December or January. Why? All the guns are gone. Sold in the past two months. You can't sell what is sold out.
My LGS had maybe 5 pistols and some consignment pieces. Rifles are the same way. The wall of pistols at Sportsman's Warehouse is now the wall of flashlights and accessories, with some single stack 45s and single action pistols for flair. Bass Pro has empty cases.
It is damn tempting to seed every article that will be published with something like this: "No, numbers are down soley because we bought all the guns. Now, come and get them."