FBI: Gun background checks hit single-day record on Black Friday
Gun background checks hit another single-day record on Black Friday.
The FBI says it fielded 203,086 background check requests for gun buyers on Black Friday alone. That's up from the two previous single-day highs., both of which were recorded on Black Friday in 2016 (185,713) and Black Friday in 2015 (185,345).
Gun checks are not a measure of how many guns were actually sold on Black Friday. That number is likely higher since approved buyers can purchase multiple firearms in one transaction.