Black Friday checks.
According to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), November 25, 2011 ("Black Friday") set a record for the most background checks for firearm purchases in a single day (129,166), with a 32-percent increase over the previous single day high. This milestone was followed by the release of the NSSF-adjusted NICS figures for November 2011 that showed an increase of 16.5 percent over the same month last year. Notably, this marked the 18th straight month that NSSF-adjusted NICS figures had increased when compared to the same period of the previous year. This trend demonstrates a burgeoning awakening by Americans that they do, in fact, have a constitutional right to purchase and own firearms (courtesy NSSF and Larry Keane).
REASON FOR AMERICANS' MOST RECENT FIREARM PURCHASES: HOME PROTECTION [right arrow] 40% PERSONAL PROTECTION [right arrow] 36% TARGET SHOOTING [right arrow] 30% HUNTING [right arrow] 28% SOURCE: NSSF Note: Table made from bar graph.
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|Title Annotation:||NEWS IN BRIEF|
|Publication:||Guns & Ammo|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2012|
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