New One-Day Background Check Record

NSSF, Bear Hunting Magazine

A new single-day record for point-of-sale background checks was established on Black Friday, November 23, 2012 when 154,873 were conducted by the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

This total was nearly 20-percent more than the previous high of 129,166 set on Black Friday last year (2011). Because a federal background check is mandatory for every firearm sold at retail, background check activity serves as an indicator of retail gun sales.

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