By Bob Owens
A PhotoShop of “Ralphie” getting an AR-15 (instead of a Red Ryder BB gun) from the holiday classic, A Christmas Story. PhotoShop source unknown.
While others are out battling over cheap televisions, you, the American shooter, are out buying firearms in what the FBI expects to be the single greatest day of NICS background checks in American history.
As measured by the number of background checks processed by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), this year’s string of high-profile shootings had already encouraged record-breaking sales figures even before anecdotal reports emerged about a new binge set off by the Paris attacks. In June, July, September, and again in October, the division recorded new monthly records for the number of background checks it performed.
Meanwhile, since the system was established in 1998, Black Friday has consistently ranked near the top of the list for the most background checks performed in a single day, claiming three of the top 10 highest volumes for a 24-hour period.
The confluence of those two trend lines has the FBI predicting a huge total for November 27, spokesman Stephen Fischer tells The Trace. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms