Background Checks For Black Friday Gun Purchases Reached All Time High

What Was One Of The Hot Black Friday Buys This Year? Guns

There were 185,713 background check requests reviewed that day.

The FBI received the most background check requests for gun purchases in a single day on Black Friday.

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However, USA TODAY noted that while a background check may show an arrest record, it doesn't provide additional details on whether the case was resolved or resulted in a felony conviction, which would've also blocked a gun purchase. The FBI received 203,086 requests for background checks on Black Friday, marking a substantial increase from the previous high of 185,713, which was set on the day after Thanksgiving a year ago. The number represents a significant jump from the previous single-day record of 185,713 requests for background checks.

Gun checks, required for purchases at federally licensed firearm dealers, are not a measure of actual gun sales.

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The review was ordered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions following revelations that a gun rampage at a Texas church which left 26 people dead was committed by a former USA airman who had been legally stripped of his right to own weapons. Two of the industry's biggest manufactures, Remington Arms Company and Browning Arms Company, offered cash rebates of up to $200 on shotguns and $100 on rifles this year, the cable news network reported. The number of firearms sold Friday is likely higher because multiple firearms can be included in one transaction by a single buyer. Cabela's, a specialty retailer for outdoor recreation sports such as hunting and shooting, rolled out 14 days of rifle, handgun, and ammunition deals in an effort to drum up sales. While gun checks are not a measure of actual gun sales, the Federal Bureau of Investigation noted that the number of guns sold on Friday likely surpassed the number of checks, as a single background request can cover multiple weapons in a single transaction.

Friday's background checks record come in the wake of recent mass shootings in this country - including deadly massacres in Las Vegas and at a Texas church. "It's time to turn off the lights on these sites so these companies won't be able to enable illegal gun trafficking or the next mass shooting".

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