Black Friday Gun Sales Hit New Record High
Paul Joseph Watson
November 27th, 2012
Black Friday gun sales hit an all time record high last week with demand for new firearms so overwhelming that it caused outages at the FBI background check center on two separate occasions.
Fueled by fears that the Obama administration will go after gun rights during a lame duck term, the FBI reported 154,873 background check requests on Friday â€“ a 20 per cent increase on last yearâ€™s record total of 129,166 checks.
The number of guns sold could actually be double or more that figure because only one background check is recorded per sale even if buyers purchase multiple firearms.
â€śWith the recent election, some people are making buying decisions just in case something (new law) happens,â€ť Don Gallardo, manager of Shooterâ€™s World in Phoenix,Â told USA Today.
Gun stores noted that first time gun owners and women represented a significant number of those purchasing firearms on Black Friday.
Gun sales were so brisk that the FBIâ€™s Instant Background Check center was overwhelmed with the volume of requests and crashed on two separate occasions.Â Some even saw the outagesÂ as an insidious way of providing â€śanti-gunners a clue about how to suspend the Second Amendment.â€ť
President Obama indicated during the presidential debates that he would pursue an assault weapons ban, which second amendment activists see as merely the first step towards wider gun control regulation.
Obama also indicated that he would attempt to eviscerate the right to keep and bear armsÂ during a White House meetingÂ with gun control advocate Sarah Brady last year. During the meeting, Obama told Brady he was working â€śunder the radarâ€ť on new gun control policy. Brady added that Obama assured her gun control was â€śvery much on his agenda.â€ť
But itâ€™s not just Obamaâ€™s conduct on the domestic front that has second amendment activists concerned. The Obama administrationâ€™s willingness to sign up to a United Nations global arms treaty which threatens to outlaw guns in the U.S. is also driving firearms sales.
Final discussions on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) are set to take place in March next year.Â The New American notes that, â€śSection III, Paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Programme of Action mandate that if a member state cannot get rid of privately owned small arms legislatively, then the control of â€ścustoms, police, intelligence, and arms controlâ€ť will be placed under the power of a board of UN bureaucrats operating out of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs,â€ť opening the door to UN peacekeeping forces to disarm American citizens.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer forÂ Infowars.comÂ andÂ Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.
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