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Black Friday gun sales highest ever despite system glitch, FBI spokesman says
TMCNET ^ | 11/27/12

Posted on 11/27/2012 10:05:19 AM PST by Evil Slayer

GRAY, Maine, Nov 27, 2012 (Bangor Daily News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- So many gun dealers called the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, on Black Friday that the system went down twice and was slowed for those who did get through, Maine gun dealers said Monday.

Even with the glitches, a record number of guns were sold on Black Friday all across the country, Stephen G. Fischer Jr., director of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division, said Monday.

"We had an awful time getting through all day, and sometimes we couldn't get through," Adam Copp, president of Howell's Guns & Archery Center in Gray, said Monday. "I don't know what the problem was. They set a record last Black Friday, so I figured it had something to do with that." Those who want to purchase a gun in the U.S. must fill out and sign FBI paperwork. The gun dealer then calls NICS to see if the buyer is barred by federal law from possessing firearms.

"We had people waiting and some said, 'I can't wait all day,' and left," Copp said. "We may have lost of couple of sales, but we got everything through by Saturday morning. It was the busiest day we've had all fall." The West Gray Road store sold more than 15 guns, he said.

Customers at Van Raymond Outfitters in Brewer also had to wait on Black Friday. The store lost half a dozen customers because the system was down or the wait was too long, manager Rick Lozier said Monday.

"Sometimes it would take 10 minutes to get though and sometimes it was 20," the longtime Brewer store manager said. "It was pretty much all day long. We still had a

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 2012; banglist; ccw; gunsales; gunshows; gunstores; nics; nra; rebellionisbrewing; revolution; wolverines; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 11/27/2012 10:05:21 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer
Some states, like NC, give preference to those who have Conceal Carry Permits: they only require you to fill out Form 4473 and no call is made to the FibBIes, since they used to same system to vet you (and continue to vet you) for your CCP anyway.

Fast and as close to no Feds being involved as we can have under the present system.

2 posted on 11/27/2012 10:12:47 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Evil Slayer
I wonder if Holder and Obama get the message.
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No, probably not.

They just see us all as "domestic terrorists".

3 posted on 11/27/2012 10:17:56 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: backwoods-engineer

Texas does the same.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 10:18:51 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Evil Slayer

Probably one of the few places (gun shops) on Black Friday that customers *were not* trampling over each other.


5 posted on 11/27/2012 10:24:30 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: Evil Slayer
Who’s surprised at this?

After all, how many of us have sold all of our investment guns and ammo of the past couple years privately given how things are going and now have to buy something else?

By the time it comes to the Federales combing though their collected piles of 4473’s they won’t know who owns what.

Bad news for the would-be petty tyrants, good news for lovers of Liberty everywhere.

6 posted on 11/27/2012 10:54:48 AM PST by StaffiT (Obama is the name - Downgrading the country is his Game)
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To: Evil Slayer
Almost 155,000 background checks in one day nationally and 4,000 in Colorado, up form 3000 last year. I guess that is how a president get a Nobel Peace prize.
7 posted on 11/27/2012 11:29:31 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Evil Slayer
Went to a small gun shop and range outside Chicago last Saturday hoping to get in a bit of range time. There had to be 30 people inside the shop with at least 10 waiting for a spot on the range. Couldn't even get close to the display cases to even view a pistol behind glass. Left after 2 minutes. Was disappointed that I didn't get a chance to shoot, but was glad to see so many people involved and wanted to do gun stuff.
8 posted on 11/27/2012 11:45:13 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: StaffiT

Anyone have a “youth” 20 gauge pump you’re wanting to sell?


9 posted on 11/27/2012 11:51:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Evil Slayer

It is all an expensive show.

You folks will never have the resolve and spine to use them.


10 posted on 11/27/2012 12:13:27 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

“you folks”, you sound about like O’bambi. I maintain you don’t know Jack Chit about “you folks”.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 12:28:41 PM PST by Segovia
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To: Evil Slayer
Sooner or later, there will be "Trouble in River City". I'm hoping sooner.

FMCDH(BITS)

12 posted on 11/27/2012 12:38:49 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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13 posted on 11/27/2012 12:45:52 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
You folks will never have the resolve and spine to use them.

You want to wager on that Gatún from Panama? I'm a patient man, but when pushed far enough, all hell breaks loose. Just ask my wife or a few other people I've had to deal with.

FMCDH(BITS)

14 posted on 11/27/2012 12:45:54 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew

Please show me one day soon I am wrong, and I am NOT being sarcastic.

Thank you for your courage.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 1:01:38 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Segovia

“I maintain you don’t know Jack Chit about “you folks”.”

I would love nothing more if you prove me wrong.


16 posted on 11/27/2012 1:07:39 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Evil Slayer

Doesn’t the FBI have more pressing issues they could concentrate on?


17 posted on 11/27/2012 1:36:39 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

You just stay down there in Panama. When the SHTF I know I’ll be ready to use mine.

Looks like we have an Obama paid troll who came out of hiding.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 1:40:49 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

We will all die sometime anyway. I would die with a smile on my face knowing I at least attempted to fight for the principals my dad fought for in WWII against the Socialist, Communists that are incrementally taking over the country..There are MANY of us out here with the same conviction if it should come to that.This includes many who have prior military service and are knowledgeable in stealth warfare.


19 posted on 11/27/2012 3:16:35 PM PST by Renegade
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To: History Repeats

“Looks like we have an Obama paid troll who came out of hiding.”

If this is in reference to me, you know nothing.

My brother and I were out in the streets getting shot at for two years during Noriega’s time.

Where have you been hiding?

Just a couple of months ago I realized for the first time since Noriega I no longer tighten up when a chopper flies over.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 3:52:39 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Renegade

“There are MANY of us out here with the same conviction if it should come to that.This includes many who have prior military service and are knowledgeable in stealth warfare.”

Thank you for your post. I feel less depressed.

But please remember: Loose lips skink ships.

My love and best wishes to you and your family.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 4:00:15 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Been there and done that, genius - boy-——try to speak for yourself.


22 posted on 11/28/2012 2:35:24 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: nothingnew
Wolverines..........take back America!!!!!


23 posted on 11/28/2012 3:34:45 PM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
feh...
24 posted on 11/28/2012 6:02:31 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: CatOwner

We didn’t go to malls or Walmarts on Black Friday, but we did go down into The Village in Claremont California and shops were open and there were no riots or mobs or trampling. There were a lot of people out, as ususal, all behaving themselves. But we didn’t go near the big stores, just the little shops. It was nice.


25 posted on 11/29/2012 12:12:33 AM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming the Greatest Hoax ever perpetrated on Mankind! since Y2K & Glowbull Cooling!)
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To: MrB

Bought my son one at the most recent gun show at Dulles Expo.

Took it to Bull Run Shooting Center for a couple of rounds of skeet.


26 posted on 11/29/2012 6:40:37 AM PST by NOVACPA
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