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Black Friday Gun Sales Overwhelm Background Checks, Says Columnist

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  1. Red Wind

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    Fred Grimm says overwhelming sales swamped the system. What sounds bad to him sounds good to me! :D

     
  2. Rezin

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    yep, happened here in Pennsylvania at two of the places I frequent. One place lost their PICS service all day Black Friday. They said they had just over 500 firearms sold, and only 30 left the store. All the others were put in "layaway" until the system came back up. I guess I got lucky. Bought my wife and my brother each a Glock 27, and was in and out in 25 minutes. An hour later is when the system crashed.
     
  3. Sol

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    Does this mean I can stop reading articles on all those poor gun companies with slumping sales?

    It's rumored that many retailers turn the most profits or for some, their first profits of the year on black Friday. They go into the "black".

    Hence the term black Friday.

    "The more you know".

    P.S. I think I have read this story almost every year since '08-'09.
     
  4. wally

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    I love it when people vote with their $$$ and it has effects that the media can notice!
     
  5. Red Wind

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    CNN continues the story. The Miami Herald cut off (404) the rest of Fred's tale of woe! :D

     
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    Colorado does their own background checks and when I bought my "new" 1891 Argentine Mauser on Friday afternoon there were 160 some folks in line ahead of me for background checks. It took about 40 minutes for mine to clear.
     
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    I let my six year old try on a Cricket at a store in Tennessee. The guy behind the counter told me we'd wait a couple of hours for the NICS check if we bought it.

    Surprised me that he handed us the rifle, then turned away from us. I had to wait a minute or three to return it to him. They were very busy with at least 20 folks filling out 4473s. Looked like a good day for them. Good day for us as well leaving the store with 2 lbs of Unique and one lb of CFE Pistol.
     
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    Ooohh ... wouldn't have much trouble getting out of bed on a warm night such as that ...

    On topic, we had some screaming deals locally; the only problem was that those retailers didn't have enough of their advertised specials in stock.
     
  9. Twiki357

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    Don’t forget that those numbers are actually low since sales to CCW holders in (I think) about 35 states don’t get an NICS check called in.
     
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    Yep, where I live I fill out the 4473, they look at my CCW, and that's that.
     
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    Was thinking the same thing. 57 degrees lol, so they got to wear their shorts and tshirts in that nice heat wave.
     
  12. Field Tester

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    Sounds like inland San Diego. The low tonight is 59°F and we had a bit of rain.
     
  13. Ryanxia

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    Can't complain, hasn't been below 0 for us yet this winter.
     
  14. Red Wind

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    75 degrees right now in SoFla. And Twiki is correct. 35 states don't have to call in. This was an enormous 2A win on Black Friday.

    We've turned a big corner on guns for the good. Now, to beat off the Hillary, or whoever challenges in 2016, and a real positive future emerges for the RKBA.
     
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