Background Checks For Black Friday Gun Purchases Reached All Time High

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Background Checks For Black Friday Gun Purchases Reached All Time High

This year, the number of filings made to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System - that of 203,086 requests on Black Friday - topped last year's tally for a single-day high of 185,713.

Background checks for gun purchases increase on Black Friday sale days, the database shows.

USA Today reports that the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) received 203,086 requests for background checks, a significant increase from the previous single-day record of 185,713 requests-set past year on Black Friday. The number represents a significant jump from the previous single-day record of 185,713 requests for background checks.

Gun sales have slowed down this year after unusually strong demand around the presidential election a year ago.

"The National Instant Criminal Background Check System is critical for us to be able to keep guns out of the hands of those that are prohibited from owning them", Sessions said. The Air Force reportedly failed to place information about the gunman's prior court-martial conviction for assaulting his wife and his stepson into a database used to screen individuals attempting to obtain firearms. Because the Federal Bureau of Investigation may turn down some buyers, these requests aren't a flawless representation of gun sales, but they are suggestive of demand.

In an effort to warn audiences about "AR-15 style rifles", USA Today created a short video that showed various ways the gun could be modified.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

The NCIS is to created to allow instant background checks on prospective gun owners.

Sessions cited the November 5 shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, as proof that "relevant information may not be getting reported to the NICS".

Sales rose after former President Barack Obama's election - due to fears he would restrict them- and have fallen since Donald Trump became USA president.

Interestingly enough, gun sales have gone down since President Trump has taken office.

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