Friday, December 2, 2011
Forget X-Boxes, 3D televisions and smartphones, the hot item this Black Friday was guns. In America, what says Merry Christmas like a firearm?
Gun dealers flooded the FBI with background check requests for prospective buyers last Friday, smashing the [previous] single-day, all-time high by 32%, according to bureau records.
Deputy Assistant FBI Director Jerry Pender said the checks, required by federal law, surged to 129,166 during the day, far surpassing the previous high of 97,848 on Black Friday of 2008.
The actual number of firearms sold last Friday is likely higher because multiple firearms can be included in a transaction by a single buyer. And the FBI does not track actual gun sales.
So folks, if you’re struggling with finding that special Christmas gift for your loved one, consider a gun or a rifle.