Black Friday 2015 Breaks Sales Records

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More Americans had their backgrounds checked purchasing guns on this most recent Black Friday than any other day on record, according to data recently released by the FBI. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 185,345 requests on Nov. 27, one of the largest retail-sales days in the country.

Stephen Fischer Jr., of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, wrote in a release, “This was an approximate 5% increase over the 175,754 received on Black Friday 2014. The previous high for receipts were the 177,170 received on 12/21/2012.”

Other Black Friday shopping days in 2014, 2013 and 2012 occupied the FBI’s “top 10” list of the most background checks processed in a 24-hour period.

Since 1998, FBI data shows that the bureau has processed requests for more than 222 million firearm purchases. The highest per annum total recorded in the 17-year span was in 2013, with just over 21 million requests.

We had some great shopping deals this year, in our humble opinion. We hope you found a great price on something you were looking for. Check back in a couple of weeks for other bargains and clearances.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 185,345 requests on Nov. 27, setting a single-day sales record.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 185,345 requests on Nov. 27, setting a single-day sales record.
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3 thoughts on “Black Friday 2015 Breaks Sales Records”

  1. The Recent events have only shown that the government CANNOT protect the general population of this country. We, as responsible citizens, MUST arm ourselves for protection against these events. They will happen again and only the ARMED general population be able to reduce the damage as we have seen in the recent “no guns allowed” attacks. GOD bless America. fm Note: example – the Arlington Texas attack.

  2. Your totally uninformed answer to the spike in gun sales is typical. It’s now the Obama administration that pushes an agenda of do nothing but pass laws to solve problems.
    It’s already against a long-standing law to buy a gun for someone else, or for unlawful use. Another law won’t improve that. Enforcing the existing laws will.
    The problem is in the Governments misplaced direction of blaming gun ownership for the crime committed by known thieves, criminals, and mentally ill.
    Guns are tools like a hammer or knife. The problem we need to work on is not guns, but known miscreants and foreign extremest that use the tool.

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