Black Friday was huge for gun sales

What Was One Of The Hot Black Friday Buys This Year? Guns

"Background checks are considered the best available proxy for gun purchases since overall sales numbers are not made public", reports NPR's Uri Berliner.

The FBI received more than 203,000 requests for background checks on gun purchases on Black Friday, the agency said, a record for one day.

The FBI reportedly saw an increase in instant gun background checks on Black Friday when compared to past year.

Friday's background checks record come in the wake of recent mass shootings in this country - including deadly massacres in Las Vegas and at a Texas church. The numbers a year ago were similarly high, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation receiving 185,713 requests.

Donald Trump's pro-gun presidency has contributed to a slowdown in sales this year.

"I'm not forcefully converted, want to live with husband", says Hadiya
The 24-year-old, who reached Delhi amid tight security Saturday night, will appear before the Supreme Court Monday. Meanwhile, the NIA took Hadiya's statement and that of her family and her neighbours earlier this month.

The FBI cautions that "a one-to-one correlation can not be made" between checks and actual sales, since one background check may yield several gun sales. However, a 2015 Time magazine report suggested that mass shootings could increase gun sales: "Spikes in gun sales regularly occur following mass shootings, often over concerns of increased gun regulation or because people are looking for increased protection", Time reported. Cabela's, a specialty retailer for outdoor recreation sports such as hunting and shooting, rolled out 14 days of rifle, handgun, and ammunition deals in an effort to drum up sales.

The gunman who killed 26 people at the First Baptist Church earlier this month should never have been carrying a gun.

Prospective gun owners got more reason to move faster with purchases just as gunmakers ramped up their discounts. Reports that the shooter, a court-martialed Air Force veteran, cleared a background check enabling him to buy his weapon have spurred renewed debate about gun control.

Last Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to review the NICS so that guns do not fall into the wrong hands. The objective of the review is to determine why necessary information was not being properly reported to the NICS database.

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