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Merry Christmas! Record Number of Americans Bought Guns on Black Friday
Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2,2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 12/02/2011 8:48:50 AM PST by Hojczyk

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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1 posted on 12/02/2011 8:48:52 AM PST by Hojczyk
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Is this why Black Friday sales were up 7% over last year?


2 posted on 12/02/2011 8:52:42 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1046 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: Hojczyk

I bought a High Point 9mm.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 8:53:34 AM PST by Dacula
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Just called my local gun shop. Going in to do background check tomo.rrow
Buying my first gun. Most probably 12 or 20 g shotgun.


4 posted on 12/02/2011 8:54:35 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Hojczyk

Just called my local gun shop. Going in to do background check tomo.rrow
Buying my first gun. Most probably 12 or 20 g shotgun.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 8:54:50 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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6 posted on 12/02/2011 8:56:35 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: Dacula
I bought a High Point 9mm.

I enjoy mine. Great value.

7 posted on 12/02/2011 8:58:30 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: Donnafrflorida
Going in to do background check tomorrow

Me too! It's arriving via USPS at the shop this afternoon. Husband ordered it last week.

8 posted on 12/02/2011 8:59:17 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Dacula

S&W Bodyguard for me...


9 posted on 12/02/2011 8:59:56 AM PST by goseminoles
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That’s exactly the weapon my wife wants for Christmas, great concealed carry pisol.


10 posted on 12/02/2011 9:01:16 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Dacula

Bought the 9mm carbine too. fun.


11 posted on 12/02/2011 9:01:20 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: Hojczyk

Ruger LC9 for me. Anyone know of a good pocket holster for it?


12 posted on 12/02/2011 9:02:56 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Donnafrflorida

With a shotgun, watch out for weight.

If you’re concerned about recoil, a lighter gun will kick harder than a heavier one, so a light 20 might not kick less than a heavier 12.
Recoil alleviation: “automatic” with a butt pad - both absorb recoil.

Make sure it fits your stature as well.


13 posted on 12/02/2011 9:06:14 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: OB1kNOb

Thanks OB1, the price was too good to pass up.


14 posted on 12/02/2011 9:08:07 AM PST by Dacula
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To: Hojczyk

The last few years I’ve largely foregone going out Black Friday in favor of lurking on Amazon’s lightning deals. They offer different items every 15 minutes for good discount until they sell out.

At least three times during this year’s sale they offered gun cases. I’ve never seen that before. Sign of the times....


15 posted on 12/02/2011 9:08:44 AM PST by Eepsy
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To: ops33

I like mine...


16 posted on 12/02/2011 9:12:34 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: Hojczyk

I’m broke and couldn’t contribute. I did clean my 1911. Does that count??


17 posted on 12/02/2011 9:13:03 AM PST by jboot
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To: tumblindice

I’m going to watch for any responses to your question, as I do believe the LC9 is what my husband ordered for me.


18 posted on 12/02/2011 9:13:57 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

I like the High Noon holster but they take several weeks to make it, and I heard Galco makes a nice one. I’ll go with my Uncle Mike cheap-o until I decide.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 9:19:57 AM PST by tumblindice (Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just happy to ...)
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To: Hojczyk
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.

No, but it's pretty close.

20 posted on 12/02/2011 9:24:56 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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