Forget the Xboxes, iPhones and Tickle Me Elmos — Americans were really going crazy for guns this Black Friday, in record-setting numbers.
The typical Black Friday boom in gun sales doubles the number of background checks handled by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), from one per second on an average day to two per second.
By Friday afternoon, that figure had reached three checks per second, CNN reported, putting 2014 on track to blow past the prior Black Friday record of 144,758 FBI-processed gun transactions in a single day.
I can only conclude that the number of sentient people in this country is growing. I will define sentience as gaining the knowledge that our “government” has become the enemy. One thing has not changed since 1750, we will never accept tyranny. What is the next step? Buying a firearm without proper training is like electing any politician. You take your chances and are usually disappointed with the results.