Skip to comments.Black Friday’s Boost to Firearm Ownership
Posted on 11/29/2014 7:58:55 AM PST by Kaslin
Bad news for Michael Bloomberg: It turns out that Americans really like guns. While most of the focus for Black Friday is on the half-priced TVs, and Victoria Secret sales, a sizeable portion of Americans decided to head to their local gun store and pick up a new firearm. After all, nothing says Merry Christmas quite like an AK47 with a red and green bow on it. (Hint, hint, wink, wink.)
Black Friday is known for being the biggest domestic shopping day of the year and the firearm industry doesnt generally miss out. On a typical day, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System processes about 58,000 background checks for firearm transfers. Last year, Black Friday surged to 145,000 checks. And this year is expected match or exceed last years numbers. According to CNN, thats roughly three gun purchases every second. (God, I love America.)
And while this news is undoubtedly driving Bloomberg & Co into a state of deep depression, advocates of gun-ownership should be encouraged. The greatest way to preserve the freedoms enumerated in the Second Amendment is to expand the culture of firearm ownership; and that seems to be exactly what is happening across the nation.
During the gun-boom years of Obamas reelection, the target market for firearms grew substantially. The ocean of gun enthusiasts, hobbyists, and casual owners has been permanently expanded over the course of the last few years. Concealed carry has grown in popularity, and a number of states have been forced to reform their laws to be more tolerant of the firearm ownership. The market for concealed carry firearms, and firearms with a greater emphasis on self-defense, has been expanded greatly, providing massive opportunity for corporate growth within the industry.
And while diamonds might be a girls best friend, she probably wouldnt mind having the tools necessary to protect her new jewelry this December. Women have been a sizeable portion of the new customers. This largely ignored sector of the gun-owning public is growing exponentially; and will provide savvy businesses with endless opportunities to cash in on a niche market.
But most importantly, gun ownership seems to be contagious. People who have firearms often tend to be evangelical about their rights. This means that as new gun control schemes are pushed (and they will be) more booms can be expected, and an expansion of the market will be inevitable. After all, lets not forget that Obama has promised to do what he can without Congress to erode Second Amendment rights; and Michael Nanny Bloomberg has promised to spend tens of millions of dollars to help elect anti-gun politicians. Unfortunately for these Hoplophobes, the number of lawful gun owners is set to tick upward after December 25th of this year.
And so the holiday season is officially underway now that Black Friday madness has come and gone… Enjoy the season; and keep an eye open for that next big sale at the gun store!
Baraq Obama/Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi...perhaps the #1 gun sales team in US history!
All I can say is - just damn.....I’d been looking at a S&W 460 VXR revolver for a couple month’s now. Late Thursday, wifey tells me a burner on the stove ain’t working. I take to lookin and find out why and says I can fix it.
By that time, she’d found another use for that cash I’d been stashin and realigned. $1000 Samsung oven half off (It WAS nice)..... I didn’t hear her stop talking til I’d gotten a confirmation of when they gonna deliver and install it next week.
I’m still Jonesing for the 460 VXR
Wonder how many guns, Big Five, in N. California sold yesterday and for the next two days.
Big Five had a lot of guns on sale in their Black Friday ad, and most if not all of the guns would be on sale through Sunday.
Most of the guns for sale were on page 6, there are other guns on page two of the ad.
Year before last my wife bought me a S&W 686-6 6” .357. This year I’m getting a new ejector for my grandfather’s old model 43 Sears .22.
If Emporer Obama takes steps to re-write the 2nd Amendment the way he did the immigration laws will anyone really take action to stop him?
Don’t give that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave any ideas
Just set up a gofundme.com site, and let others pay for your new gun.
“thats roughly three gun purchases every second.”
Where is that guy that buys 3 guns every second?
My son (18) made his first official firearm purchase yesterday, on black Friday. A very nice used Remington 1100, a Christmas present for his girlfriend - how cool is that?
The Yugo PAP M92 AK handgun, in the OP picture, is evil; and should be banned.
Mine calls from the safe and makes me do her bidding. She is my most accurate gun in 7.62x39mm; two MOA (1 inch at 50 yards), and has had no malfunctions of any kind. The fun quotient is off the charts. 1000 rds of Golden Tiger is not going to last long.
My son is a LTCDR in the Navy. Gift-wise, when he was commissioned, my wife and I gave him a 9mm Baretta. He still plays with it and is better than not bad as a marksman.
I've had the pleasure of shooting it a couple of times, although my personal favorite is my .45 Ruger revolver. I call that one my Peacemaker..
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