Gun sales shoot up during Black Friday
According to numbers courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this year’s Black Friday saw the most background check requests for gun buyers ever in a one-day span: 129,166.
The numbers shatter the previous record — 97,848 — set on the same shopping day three years earlier. It should be noted, however, that these statistics do not count for every gun purchase, but rather every background check. Some customers can purchase up to several firearms at one time
“Increased sales may represent is a national gear-up toward class warfare,” adds an editorial published on the website for Top Secret Writers.
To some, it’s that the commander-in-chief’s failure to perform his job has others scared of a country-wide collapse.
“We’ve got a spectator president who always seems to be waiting for someone else to take action, perhaps because he wants someone else to blame for another plan that doesn’t work. Why is it any surprise that American citizens, including many for the first time, are buying firearms and ammunition?” asks Alan Gottlieb of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
To some, they feel like they have to simply take law enforcement into their own hands.
“They read in the headlines stories about prisoners having furloughs and law-enforcement being laid off,” National Rifle Association spokesman Andrew Arulananbam tells ABC. “They realize it’s going to be up to them to protect themselves and their families.”