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Black Friday gun sales spike 30%. Why?

luigi1- in god we trust 2011/12/12 18:58:59
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Ready, Aim ... Buy? Why Gun Sales Spiked On Black Friday. What Is Going On?

Americans spent some $52 billion on Black Friday weekend. In addition to sweaters and iPods, though, shoppers were scooping up something else in large numbers: guns.

According to the FBI, which processes requests for background checks of prospective gun buyers, 129,166 such checks were performed on Black Friday, Nov. 25, breaking the previous single-day record -- set on Black Friday 2008 -- by nearly a third. The surge in gun sales was initially reported by USA Today.

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http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/06/9227335-read...

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-12-01/gun-sale...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/black-friday-be...

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  • Independent Thinker 2012/01/02 03:24:30
    All the above.
    Independent Thinker
    Also, many people shoot a gun for hunting, etc. I know many people have a problem with that but this is a country (at least for now) that protects personal freedoms.
  • Eddie L~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/13 00:42:33
    All the above.
    Eddie L~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Obamaville...the new normal.
  • sick'n'tired PWCM 2011/12/13 00:30:16
    All the above.
    sick'n'tired PWCM
    +2
    Preparing.
  • luigi1-... sick'n'... 2011/12/13 00:37:58
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +2
    There's a back order of some popular models. Some ammo are also running low or out.
  • sick'n'... luigi1-... 2011/12/13 00:40:32
    sick'n'tired PWCM
    +2
    Ima south Georgia redneck. We are prepared.
  • none 2011/12/13 00:14:53
    Undecided. Other comment.
    none
    +2
    Because giving a loved one a gift of a new rifle, shotgun, pistol, or revolver shows you care. It's a great gift to give.
  • luigi1-... none 2011/12/13 00:34:39 (edited)
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +2
    I just purchased a Taurus Light 9mm for my wife & fire range safety lessons. She loves it.
  • none luigi1-... 2011/12/13 02:17:53
    none
    +1
    I'll bet Taurus makes good reasonably priced weapons. The lessons are a smart idea, safety first always.
  • HOMBRE 2011/12/12 22:15:20
    All the above.
    HOMBRE
    +2
    Just say Obama regime and your probably right
  • luigi1-... HOMBRE 2011/12/13 00:33:04
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +1
    The Obama Administration may easy win a 2nd term now that the GOP is broke, falling apart & eating each other. That could mean a rocky elections next year.
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2011/12/12 22:09:47
    All the above.
    Demonic Rat Hunter
    +3
    obama and the libs, the only real increase they created in the economy. And they want to take them away because of what they have created.
  • luigi1-... Demonic... 2011/12/13 00:31:04 (edited)
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +2
    Gun sales are going throught the roof. That's job creation in a way, I suppose.
  • Demonic... luigi1-... 2011/12/13 00:34:07
    Demonic Rat Hunter
    +2
    probably not the ones the obama wants to see.
  • Cain 2011/12/12 22:08:05
    All the above.
    Cain
    +3
    People learned a big lesson after Katrina, in the Chocolate City.......Your Govt. will not protect you. It is up to you & you alone to protect your family. Buy guns & don't forget to stock up on the ammunition, if our society does happen to fall, it will be every man for themselves, or should I say Race for themselves.
  • luigi1-... Cain 2011/12/13 00:30:05
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +2
    Scary thought but there may be a lot of truth to that staement.
  • Hobbitt / Oldsquid 2011/12/12 22:00:23
    All the above.
    Hobbitt / Oldsquid
    +3
    I bought another now I have 12...
  • luigi1-... Hobbitt... 2011/12/13 00:29:04
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +1
    I purchased a male & female 9mm & turned out the lights to see if they would multiply & have babies. No. Didn't work.
  • Hobbitt... luigi1-... 2011/12/13 14:41:40
  • ruru 2011/12/12 22:00:14
    The economy may collapse.
    ruru
    +2
    When the economy collapses, it will be every woman and man for theirselves.
  • luigi1-... ruru 2011/12/13 00:27:00 (edited)
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +1
    Your right. Dog eat dog. Eat or be eaten.


    soylent green
  • Gooky 2011/12/12 21:46:56
    All the above.
    Gooky
    +4
    guns and ammo

    Lock & load,baby!
  • luigi1-... Gooky 2011/12/13 00:26:19
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +2
    Cocked, locked & ready to rock.
  • Gooky luigi1-... 2011/12/13 00:28:46
    Gooky
    +2
    Der ya go! lol
  • Someone Else 2011/12/12 21:45:28
    Undecided. Other comment.
    Someone Else
    +2
    All of the above and beyond gun prices are also coming down. A gun is a gift that will last a lifetime and may even save your life someday
  • luigi1-... Someone... 2011/12/13 00:25:42
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +1
    I totally agree.
  • I NEED A HORSE 2011/12/12 21:41:35
  • luigi1-... I NEED ... 2011/12/13 00:25:01 (edited)
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +1
    Yup. It's the uncertainty of what may come tomorrow.
  • Dagon 2011/12/12 21:16:16
  • luigi1-... Dagon 2011/12/13 00:24:19
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +2
    Same here. I have a 9mm & a 32 special.
  • Dagon luigi1-... 2011/12/13 01:03:32 (edited)
  • American Mercenary 2011/12/12 21:08:49
    All the above.
    American Mercenary
    +5
    Zombie apocalypse, sooner than you think
  • luigi1-... America... 2011/12/13 00:23:25
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +2
    You could be right. I hope not but best to be prepared than unprepared.
  • Manuel 2011/12/12 20:00:41
    Undecided. Other comment.
    Manuel
    +1
    It's only the middle aged white violent conservatives buying them because God told them to....lol
  • Someone... Manuel 2011/12/12 21:48:43
    Someone Else
    +3
    What about us middle aged white non Conservative non violent Pagans that buy them as well. Next your going to tell us all Liberals hate guns...........Right?
  • luigi1-... Someone... 2011/12/13 00:22:33
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +3
    Agree. Crime has no political affiliation or relgious affiliation.
  • Manuel luigi1-... 2011/12/13 06:39:04
    Manuel
    Crime is crime....and can be commuted without religion or a gun....
  • Manuel Someone... 2011/12/13 06:38:03
    Manuel
    ok...so why buy guns?...you have no faith in Jesus if you buy a gun so you are willing to kill if you see it fit too which trows out your Christianity out the window......and if you don't believe in Jesus that makes you just another dangerous paranoid person with a legal Gun that could hurt your self or others.
  • Someone... Manuel 2011/12/13 13:12:09
    Someone Else
    What about those of us who shoot guns for competition and fun or do you believe guns only serve on purpose? There are still people who sword fight for competition and fun as well. Nice spin on the Christianity thing I'm neither paranoid or a christian. If I wanted to hurt myself or others I wouldn't need a gun for that there are many useful weapons other than guns that can be found anywhere with the right training a piece of dental floss can become a lethal weapon
  • Manuel Someone... 2011/12/19 03:26:48
    Manuel
    +1
    i think gun laws are racist....everyone should have a right to own a gun....but a christian owning one is just hypocrisy....
  • Dagon Manuel 2011/12/13 01:05:33

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