Three+ Guns Per Second Sold on Black Friday

November 29 2014
by GSL Staff
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Based on preliminary numbers, it appears that Black Friday gun sales were extremely brisk.

At one point, the NICS system was processing three background checks per second for gun sales. This of course doesn’t take into account guns sold online (the buyer does the background check when they pick the gun up at a local dealer). Also, in many states an NICS background check isn’t required if the buyer has a valid carry permit.

According to a CNN article on the subject:

The busiest shopping day of the year also saw a major boom for gun sales, with the federal background check system expected to set a record of more than 144,000 background checks Friday, according to the FBI.

The staggering number of checks — an average of almost three per second, nearly three times the daily average — falls on the shoulders of 600 FBI and contract call center employees who will endure 17-hour workdays in an attempt to complete the background reviews in three business days, as required by law, FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer said.

“Traditionally, Black Friday is one of our busiest days for transaction volume,” Fischer said.

Did you make any gun purchases on Black Friday?

Also, don’t forget about Cyber Monday. It looks like there will be several good online deals for guns and accessories. Check out our friends at Slick Guns for a complete deal list.

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