Black Friday Gun Sales Smashed Records As Americans Arm Up To Fight Back

FILE - A sales associate arranges a display of guns at a firearms store in Burbank, Calif., June 23, 2022. A federal appeals court on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, opened the way to block a California law that bans gun ads aimed at children, saying it went too far in restricting lawful speech. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
  • Sales of firearms — led by handguns — broke the previous Black Friday record last week, a continuation of the nation’s backlash to growing violent crime and liberal calls for gun grabs.
  • The FBI said that it completed 214,913 background checks on Friday, up over 11,000 — or 5.5% — from the previous record set in 2017.