Merry Christmas! Record Number of Americans Bought Guns on Black Friday

The Scottsdale Gun Club is offering pictures with Santa… and your favorite high-powered fire arm this year.

Festive: The Scottsdale Gun Club is giving families the chance to pose with Santa – and their choice of fire arm. (Daily Mail)

Data derived from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check revealed that a record number of Americans bought guns on Black Friday.
Opposing Views reported, via Free Republic:

Data derived from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) shows that November 25, 2011, Black Friday, had the most background checks for firearm purchases in a single day (129,166) with a 32 percent increase over the previous NICS high (November 28, 2008). Federal law requires FBI background checks on all individuals purchasing firearms from federally licensed retailers.

These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through NICS. They do not represent the number of firearms sold. Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.

“More citizens lawfully exercising their Second Amendment right to carry a firearm, coupled with a growing awareness since the Supreme Court’s decisions in Heller and McDonald that the Second Amendment protects an individual fundamental right to keep and bear arms, helps to explain the continuing rise in sales of firearms and firearm-related products throughout the Untied States,” said National Shooting Sports Foundation Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane. “Clearly, Black Friday was a big day for both the firearms industry and our nation’s law-abiding gun owners.”

Once again… It looks like Barack Obama was the best thing that ever happened to the gun industry.

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  • donh

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  • Mark1957

    Yeah man, nothing brings Christmas Cheer like blowing some Ho Ho Holes in targets at the firing range.

  • RedBeard

    [RedBeard raises hand]

    Well, I wanted a new pocket pistol, and Ruger was running a sale, so…………

  • Captain Chaos

    Santa, I want that M249 SAW. My son used it in Iraq and swears by it, he waxed a few of Jihadis with it. I’ve been a good boy this year (mostly).

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  • #1AMERICAN

    unless you live in Illinois or DC….I hope everyone is carrying concealed…things will get rodney king ugly when odumbo is voted out

  • Moonbat_One

    Heheheh, I was one of them. A gun I’ve been thinking about buying all year was 20% off on 11/25.

  • http://biggovernment gee!

    They know what’s coming down the road………HEHEHEHE

  • carmen

    Woot!! Hubby got me a Smith & Wesson AR-15 w/green laser site & LOTS of extra clips – Happy Happy BLACK FRIDAY.

    “as fast as u can pull the trigger”

  • RedBeard

    I’m not admitting to anything, other than the fact that I may, or may not, own one, or possibly more, firearms. But I need a bigger gun safe. Maybe Santa will help.

  • StrangernFiction

    The 2nd Ammendment is a real b!tch if you are a Leftist.

  • dt

    And don’t ever, EVER!

    Give them up!

    For ANY reason!

  • RedBeard

    StrangernFiction, you are correct. They have to get rid of our 2nd Amendment before they can trash the rest of them.

  • Granny

    Just make sure you don’t wrap your ammo in waterproof wrappings! That will automatically make you a terrorist and make you subject to arrest and detention by the military without trial. I guess I’m screwed too – I have about 3 months worth of food supply on hand, just in case I get snowed in. And if I wanted to eat just jam, pickles, canned fruit and tomatoes I could hold out for a year or better. We’re ALL terrorists now!

  • Metalhead

    Got the guns, bought the reloader instead. Ammo may be another route they take to limit our enjoyment of the shooting arts.

  • 1911

    #1AMERICAN commented:
    unless you live in Illinois or DC….I hope everyone is carrying concealed…things will get rodney king ugly when odumbo is voted out

    I hope you are wrong but i dont think you are.

  • Metalhead

    Strangern:
    And shooting a full auto is a bitch if you’re a Lefty and it’s not (spent cartridges across the face).

  • Franklin Ryan

    “They do not represent the number of firearms sold.”

    Yep, because I bought two on my one background check 😉

  • UpChuck.Liberals

    Ya’ll have a VERY MERRY 2nd Amendment. This says something about the (sorry) state of our nation. Change is a commin’, vote for REAL Hope & Change in 2012. Get the Liberals OUT.

  • Militant Conservative

    Been telling y’all that a massive TEAnami is coming.

    I got my night vision scope mounted on a AR-10.

    Granny, I have 1000 rounds of .308 in plastic

    200 round battle packs. I accept the fact that I am

    a threat to my government. It should fear us, that’s

    Normal.

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