In all, the bureau was inundated with 203,086 background check requests for firearm sales Friday, a noteworthy increase from last year's single-day high of 185,713 and 185,345 back in 2015, USA TODAYreported. "Spikes in gun sales regularly occur following mass shootings, often over concerns of increased gun regulation or because people are looking for increased protection", TIME reported.
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The number of guns purchased is probably more than the number of background checks as many purchasers procure more than one firearm. Cabela's, a specialty retailer for outdoor recreation sports such as hunting and shooting, rolled out 14 days of rifle, handgun, and ammunition deals in an effort to drum up sales. The actual number of guns sold may be even higher, since shoppers buying multiple firearms only require one background check. In fact, November 24, which fell just weeks after 26 people were killed in a shooting at a Texas church, saw the Federal Bureau of Investigation receive more than 200,000 requests for gun background checks.
The new record comes several weeks after a Texas church shooting left 26 dead and placed the national background check system in the spotlight.
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The main focus of Sessions's orders to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was to "work with the Department of Defense to identify and resolve any issues with the military's reporting of convictions and other information relevant to determining prohibited person status under 18 U.S.C. § 922 (g)".
"People should not be able to make their own assault weapons and other guns when those individuals are risky and legally barred from buying guns", Robyn Thomas, executive director of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, told USA Today.
Black Friday was big business for retailers, with companies raking in $7.9 billion in online sales alone on Thanksgiving and the day after-up 17.9% from a year ago. "It's time to turn off the lights on these sites so these companies won't be able to enable illegal gun trafficking or the next mass shooting".
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