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Record High: More Than 200K Gun Background Check Requests on Black Friday

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Mark O'Connor fills out his Federal background check paperwork as he purchases a handgun at the K&W Gunworks store on the day that U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, DC announced his executive action on guns on January 5, 2016 in Delray Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 09:13 AM

On Black Friday, the FBI was flooded with the hightest number of background checks in one day for gun purchases.

There were 203,086 requests received by the bureau’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, USA Today reported.

The previous single-day records, both on Black Friday, were 185,713 last year and 185,345 in 2015.

Gun checks are not a measure of the actual number of guns sold. Multiple firearms can be purchased in a single transaction by the same buyer.

The surge comes days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked for a review of the background system in the wake of the Texas church shooting by a court-martialed veteran who was able to purchase a weapon used to kill 25 people. The Air Force also is investigating its part in the breakdown.

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On Black Friday, the FBI was flooded with the hightest number of background checks in one day for gun purchases.There were 203,086 requests received by the bureau's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the FBI reported.The previous single-day records, both on...
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