Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Black Friday gun sales highest ever despite system glitch, FBI spokesman says

Via Don

Can't imagine why.........


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."

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  1. Some of these folks need to buy ammo for all their guns. A ridiculous number of American gun owners have only a minimal amount of ammo on hand. If Leviathan found a way to choke off ammo sales, then most of those newly purchased guns would become nothing buy paperweights.

    1. I finally talked a Vietnamese friend of mine into buying an AK. He bought 70 rounds and said that's all he needs......... His father spent 17 years in a Communist re-education camp and he didn't know Obama was a Communist! I guess they can't fathom the same thing happening here, but I explained everything and he appeared shocked. His father has visited here before and is a gentleman.