The world of 2A has scored another major victory in the culture wars as even more Americans bought guns on Black Friday.
Black Friday is a time when Americans like to spend money on various goods and one thing that Americans picked up this year was guns, and lots of them.
The FBI announced that it’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 187,585 different checks on Black Friday. This is only a small bump from last year’s figures, but it is still an increase and it is an increase that comes off the back of a massive leap from years prior.
We can also pair these massive figures with the data from the whole week. For the entire week leading up to Black Friday, we saw 687,788 background checks. This is about the population of Denver, Colorado or Nashville, Tennesee.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation came out to comment on these impressive figures this week, “This year has already been shaping up to be the second strongest year for firearm sales on record, second only to 2020’s record-breaking number of 21 million background checks for a firearm sale,” said NSSF President and CEP Joe Bartozzi.
When people buy guns they get to see the process for themselves, they generally end up coming away with a deeper understanding of this process and they can understand the complicated pieces of legislation that are constantly being put forward. This deep understanding of the process is what helps the 2A community call it like it is, it is how we are able to win battles like constitutional carry and defeat gun control policies that are anything but common sense.