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Monday, November 27, 2017

Black Friday Breaks Another Record for Background Checks

USA Today has the story here.
The FBI was flooded Friday with more than 200,000 background check requests for gun purchases, setting a new single day record, the bureau reported Saturday.

In all, the FBI fielded 203,086 requests on Black Friday, up from the previous single-day highs of 185,713 last year and 185,345 in 2015. The two previous records also were recorded on Black Friday.

Gun checks, required for purchases at federally licensed firearm dealers, are not a measure of actual gun sales. The number of firearms sold Friday is likely higher because multiple firearms can be included in one transaction by a single buyer.
The holiday season is typically one of the busiest for gun sales.  It is als good news for the industry trying to deal with lower sales than the previous five or six years now that President Trump is in office.

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