Black Friday Gun Sales Hit New Record High!

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  1. cheesewiz

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    Black Friday gun sales hit an all time record high last week with demand for new firearms so overwhelming that it caused outages at the FBI background check center on two separate occasions.

    Fueled by fears that the Obama administration will go after gun rights during a lame duck term, the FBI reported 154,873 background check requests on Friday – a 20 per cent increase on last year’s record total of 129,166 checks.

    The number of guns sold could actually be double or more that figure because only one background check is recorded per sale even if buyers purchase multiple firearms.

    “With the recent election, some people are making buying decisions just in case something (new law) happens,” Don Gallardo, manager of Shooter’s World in Phoenix, told USA Today.

    Gun stores noted that first time gun owners and women represented a significant number of those purchasing firearms on Black Friday.

    Gun sales were so brisk that the FBI’s Instant Background Check center was overwhelmed with the volume of requests and crashed on two separate occasions. Some even saw the outages as an insidious way of providing “anti-gunners a clue about how to suspend the Second Amendment.”

    President Obama indicated during the presidential debates that he would pursue an assault weapons ban, which second amendment activists see as merely the first step towards wider gun control regulation.

    Wow that is a bunch of sales :D Think of the ammo to go with that :) Thank you Mr President you will again be the " Gun salesman of the year "
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    Not only did the computer NICS crash, so did the entire phone system.
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    I was at Cabela's picking up some ammo and I never saw a crowd like this there before. You had to take a number and wait in line just to get to the counter. Once they bought a gun they had to go to a computer to fill out the paper work. They had 8 computers setup to do this. There was a long line to get to these computers.

    I have been going to this store since it opened about 5 years ago. I have never seen anything like this. You would think there was a revolution going on.
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    That number does not include the state of Illinois checks which do not use NICS. My wife tells me at least 10,000 background checks were ran on Friday.
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    for a guy who's trying to have less guns, he's sure causing the opposite!

    pretty funny...
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    If the apocalypse were at hand, one sign might be a burst of activity at Dunkelberger's, a sports outfitting establishment in Stroudsburg, Pa.

    Dunkelberger's, like other purveyors of guns and shooting gear across the country, has experienced a boom in business this autumn the like of which Tim Strunk, a store employee for 23 years, has never before seen.

    "It is through the roof, absolutely," he says. "Assault rifle-style guns, the black guns, are doing especially well."

    Strunk attributes the buying spree partly to a "feeling that the end of the world is coming," a foreboding perhaps reflecting end-times predictions from the Mayan calendar, among other sources. "The Doomsdayers are stocking up," Strunk says.

    But the greater cause of anxiety, he adds, "is the presidential election, and the fear that gun regulations will be changed" by a second-term Barack Obama.

    To many gun-rights activists, those two phenomena Obama's re-election, and the apocalypse amount to the same thing.
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