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on November 29, 2014 in World News

Gun sales boom on Black Friday: Almost 3 background checks per second

Gun sales boom on Black Friday: Almost 3 background checks per second The busiest shopping day of the year also saw a major boom for gun sales, with the federal background check system setting a record of more than 175,000 background checks Friday, according to the FBI. The staggering number of checks — an average of almost three per second, nearly three times the daily average — falls on the shoulders of 600 FBI and contract call center employees who will endure 17-hour workdays in an attempt to complete the background reviews in three business days, as required by law,… View Article

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