Another NICS Record by Tom Reynolds
Another record number of National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) checks were conducted on Black Friday, (November 24th).
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) said the FBI conducted 214,913 NICS checks on Black Friday, easily surpassing the 192,749 NICS checks conducted on Black Friday 2022. Breitbart News reported the FBI conducted 187,585 NICS checks on Black Friday 2021 and 186,645 checks on Black Friday 2020.
It did not all happen on Black Friday. The NSSF indicated that another 465,758 background checks related to firearms were conducted during the rest of the week, bringing the entire week of Black Friday total to 680,671.
The NICS checks conducted during Black Friday week do not translate into a precise number of guns sold, as background checks are conducted on the buyer of firearms rather than the firearms themselves. And a would-be purchaser who passes a background check might not buy a gun or might buy multiple guns.
In any case, a heckuva lot of guns were sold last week.
And yet, Biden and Hockul believe that civilian gun sales should be stopped or inhibited.
How about a record number of gun owners show up to vote next November Election Day and set those two straight!