On Black Friday, November 27, 2015, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed an astounding 185,345 gun purchase requests. According to the FBI’s chief of multimedia productions Stephen Fischer:
“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.”
Previous spikes for gun purchase background checks, required before a buyer can buy a firearm, occurred after mass shootings, as in December 2012 following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Supply and Demand . . . Guns were a popular item this #BlackFriday as the shelves in some gun stores started to run empty. When the prospect of losing the ability to purchase a gun increases, so do gun sales.
America exercised it’s rights to protect themselves just in case things go awry. You can’t blame them can you? Share your thoughts in the comment section below and add this story to your facebook/twitter timeline.
h/t – NY Daily News