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Black Friday’s Boost to Firearm Ownership

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Black Friday’s Boost to Firearm Ownership

Gun ownership seems to be contagious. People who have firearms often tend to be evangelical about their rights. This means that as new gun control schemes are pushed (and they will be) more booms can be expected, and an expansion of the market will be inevitable

Bad news for Michael Bloomberg: It turns out that Americans really like guns. While most of the focus for Black Friday is on the half-priced TVs, and Victoria Secret sales, a sizeable portion of Americans decided to head to their local gun store and pick up a new firearm. After all, nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like an AK47 with a red and green bow on it. (Hint, hint, wink, wink.)

Black Friday is known for being the biggest domestic shopping day of the year – and the firearm industry doesn’t generally miss out. On a typical day, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System processes about 58,000 background checks for firearm transfers. Last year, Black Friday surged to 145,000 checks. And this year is expected match or exceed last year’s numbers. According to CNN, that’s roughly three gun purchases every second. (God, I love America.)

And while this news is undoubtedly driving Bloomberg & Co into a state of deep depression, advocates of gun-ownership should be encouraged. The greatest way to preserve the freedoms enumerated in the Second Amendment is to expand the culture of firearm ownership; and that seems to be exactly what is happening across the nation.

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