Skip to comments.Black Friday gun sales highest ever despite system glitch, FBI spokesman says
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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Fast and as close to no Feds being involved as we can have under the present system.
They just see us all as "domestic terrorists".
Texas does the same.
Probably one of the few places (gun shops) on Black Friday that customers *were not* trampling over each other.
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 4473s they wont know who owns what.
Bad news for the would-be petty tyrants, good news for lovers of Liberty everywhere.
Anyone have a “youth” 20 gauge pump you’re wanting to sell?
It is all an expensive show.
You folks will never have the resolve and spine to use them.
“you folks”, you sound about like O’bambi. I maintain you don’t know Jack Chit about “you folks”.
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.
Please show me one day soon I am wrong, and I am NOT being sarcastic.
Thank you for your courage.
“I maintain you dont know Jack Chit about you folks.”
I would love nothing more if you prove me wrong.
Doesn’t the FBI have more pressing issues they could concentrate on?
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
Been there and done that, genius - boy-——try to speak for yourself.
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.
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.