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December 3rd, 2016

Black Friday 2016 — Most Gun Sales in One Day in U.S. History

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Photo courtesy, Flint, MI.

More guns were sold on November 25, 2016 (Black Friday), than on any other day in the history of the United States (based on NICS numbers). According to the NRA Blog: “On Black Friday 2016, the FBI processed 185,713 background checks through their National Instant Criminal Background Check System, breaking last year’s record by about 400 checks. Leading up to November’s Presidential election, gun retailers nationwide reported record sales in the month of October.”

In fact 2016 has been a record-breaking year for U.S. gun sales so far. It looks like, if gun sales continue at the current pace, more guns will have been sold in 2016 than in any other year in American history. The question remains, will gun sales remain high with a Republican in the White House?

The continuing record-setting volume of gun sales after the November election surprised some experts, who opined that the Republican election victory would ease concerns about future gun control. Such fears certainly drove gun sales in the first three quarters of 2016 as most “experts” predicted that Hillary Clinton would be the next President, and that she would push for restrictive gun laws.

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Fast and Furious — FBI Processes Three NICS Checks Per Second
On Black Friday 2016, NICS Background Check processing topped Black Friday 2015 when the previous single-day record of FBI-processed gun transactions was set. In fact, so many Americans lined up to purchase firearms on Black Friday 2016 that the FBI was processing three background checks every second.

Think about that — three gun sales per second. That’s triple the normal rate of gun sales. The website The Blaze reported: “The typical Black Friday boom in gun sales doubles the number of background checks handled by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), from one per second on an average day to two per second.” On Friday afternoon November 25th, that figure had reached three checks per second.

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October 26th, 2011

New Interactive Monthly Sales Flyer from MidwayUSA

MidwayUSAMidwayUSA has introduced a new, interactive version of its monthly sales flyer. This new flyer format features some very cool web technology. For starters, you can access a table of contents and flip pages just like a print catalog. But in addition, the new format offers full interactivity: you can zoom pages, click on product links, and even watch embedded video. While viewing the file, navigation buttons on the bottom let you print pages, zoom to full screen, and even keyword search for products within the monthly flyer.

The monthly flyers can also be downloaded as PDF (Adobe Acrobat) files for viewing offline. CLICK HERE to download the latest November MidwayUSA Flyer PDF file (22 megabytes).

CLICK Image Below to Access November Flyer

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