Considering the condition of the world and what politicians have done (and are planning to do) to the country, no wonder we’re exercising our Constitutional right to bear arms. I do like this news. It means we’re not giving up.

Via USA Today.

More Americans had their backgrounds checked purchasing guns on Black Friday than any day in the on record, according to data released by the FBI this week.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 185,345 requests on Nov. 27, one of the largest retail sales days in the country.

“This was an approximate 5% increase over the 175,754 received on Black Friday 2014,” wrote Stephen Fischer, the FBI’s chief of multimedia productions. “The previous high for receipts were the 177,170 received on 12/21/2012.”

Previous spikes for background checks, conducted before a gun buyer can obtain a firearm, occurred after prominent mass shootings, like in December 2012 in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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 220 million firearm purchases.

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Fast and Furious; The Republic Strikes Back.

    While sorry that Brian Terry died, it pleases me that the Fast and Furious failure bugs Obama. F&F was always an effed up farce be with you. Firearms purchase law that you readily want to enforce is the State laws that prevent legal immigrants from purchasing firearms unless they can show 90 day residence, hence the need for straw buyers. But Obama wanted straw buyers so as the guns could be moved. There was a State (Ohio?) that banned legal immigrants from purchasing hand guns. That was struck down on equal protection grounds, not 2A. I think the Left is looking for ways to lump legal immigrants and citizens together somehow to get their gun control.

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