Once again this year, Black Friday shoppers were also on the hunt for bargains on handguns and rifles.
This year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation received 203,086 background check requests for gun purchases. The two previous records - last year's and that of 185,345 in 2015 - were also recorded on Black Friday.
The number of firearms actually sold on Friday was probably higher than 203,086 because a buyer would require just one check but could purchase multiple firearms in a single transaction.
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USA Today reports that the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) received 203,086 requests for background checks, a significant increase from the previous single-day record of 185,713 requests-set past year on Black Friday. Two of the five deadliest mass shootings in modern USA history ― the Las Vegas massacre in October and Sutherland Springs, Texas, mass shooting in November ― occurred within 35 days of each other.
The shootings have prompted lawmakers to introduce new legislation that would limit the sale of certain firearms or accessories, although no new laws are expected to be signed any time soon.
The 200,000 plus background checks on Friday comes after the worst massing shooting in the state of Texas's history, and after it was revealed that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) did not have the necessary information to prevent the shooter from buying a gun in the first place.
He directly pointed to the Sutherland Springs church shooting - and the Air Force's failure to report the suspected gunman's prior court-martial - as cause for concern.
A source close to the family told People: " Kylie isn't going to publicly address her pregnancy until she gives birth". Kris is known for her legendary Christmas Eve shindigs, including using the same Santa Claus she's used for 30 years.
On January 31, Saeed and his four aides - Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Hussain. A Punjab Home Department official said it is feared the release could invite worldwide sanctions on the country.
One pardonee, referred to as "Drumstick" by the White House, is a heavy-set, white male with a wingspan of about five feet. President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, when he will ceremoniously "pardon" the turkey.
Pizza appears to be the comfort food of choice for Rachel Peters, who failed to make the Top 5 of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant . The pageant concluded with South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as the new Miss Universe, succeeding France's Iris Mittenaere.
Texas DPS troopers and multiple law enforcement agencies cornered Black before he was safely taken into custody at about 9 p.m. He had previously served jail time after pleading guilty to a separate, 2015 assault on a public servant, court records show.
District Judge Brian Morris rejected efforts by the Trump administration and TransCanada to have the lawsuit dismissed. The simplest choice is a yes-or-no vote on TransCanada's "preferred route" through a dozen Nebraska counties.
A mob attacked former Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan's house in Rawalpindi and broke the main gate of his house. At least one person was killed and over 200 injured after police moved in to break "blasphemy" protests. .
What made the deal more pressing was that DISH subscribers watched CBS more than any other broadcast or cable outlet. The blackout affected almost 4 million Dish Network subscriber homes - including 400,000 in the Los Angeles region.
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However, Prince Harry , like his brother, is likely to be made a duke when he marries, meaning Ms Markle would become a duchess. Ms Markle said: "Not being able to meet his mother, it's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us".
Raiders' Michael Crabtree ejected after fight with Aqib Talib
Talib and Crabtree eventually got away from the mix, and then started throwing punches at each other in the middle of the field. Chris Harris Jr . had a confrontation with Crabtree during a previous play in which he claimed to be punched in the groin area.
Florida targeting Dan Mullen
When the Florida job opened in 2015, former Gator athletic director Jeremy Foley immediately dismissed Mullen as a candidate. Mullen won two national championships at Florida as offensive coordinator under Urban Meyer.
Officials Say 12 Dead In Georgia Hotel Fire
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who was returning to Georgia from Brussels, landed in Batumi and visited the scene. Officials said none of the 20 contestants, who were reportedly staying in the hotel, were injured.
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If you focus your attention, then the Galaxy A5 2017 looks extremely familiar to the Galaxy S8 , sans the curved edges. The phone also has the fingerprint scanner moved below the sensor since it has a single-sensor camera setup.
U.S. indicts Iranian in 'Game of Thrones' HBO hack
At one point, prosecutors said, Mr Mesri bragged he had stolen 1.5 terabytes of data. "HBO is hacked.Beware of heart attacks". His emails includes images of the " Game of Thrones " character the Night King with messages like, "Good luck to HBO".
Tencent overtakes Facebook in Global Top five companies
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Trump says Republican Roy Moore must be elected in Alabama
The President also expressed vehement opposition to Doug Jones , the Democrat in the race and Moore's only major opponent. During the hearing, Speier said that she knows of two current members of Congress who have engaged in sexual harassment.
Refocused: Houston Texans 31, Arizona Cardinals 21
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SC women's basketball champions decline White House invite
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