Americans Bought Enough Guns On Black Friday To Arm The Marine Corps

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After a gunman opened fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood  Friday, killing three people and injuring several others, President Obama urged the nation to increase controls over “the easy accessibility of weapons of war.”

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“This is not normal,” the president said in a statement Saturday. “We can’t let it become normal.”

“If we truly care about this — if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience — then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them,” Mr. Obama added. “Enough is enough.”

According to the FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer said Black Friday shattered the single-day record for gun sales – with 185,345 background checks processed in a 24 hour period.

 

President Obama told people to talk about guns over Thanksgiving – but those talks didn’t go quite the way he wanted.

The President wanted people to push their relatives to support a gun control agenda, even offering talking points for bringing the subject up at the table. If those talks happened at all, it seems like Americans nationwide came to a very different conclusion than the President.

According to the FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer said Black Friday shattered the single-day record for gun sales – with 185,345 background checks processed in a 24 hour period.

The number breaks down to slightly more than two background checks, or enough firearms to arm each of the 182,000 active duty members of the United States Marine Corps. Semper Fi!

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Those numbers ignore the 20 states that allow licensed concealed carriers to forego background checks on each purchase, in compliance with ATF guidelines. That means the number of firearms purchased on Black Friday is likely more than 200,000.

And that’s freaking awesome.

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49 COMMENTS

    • SPOT ON!! how many mass killings happen in police stations? answer ….none. Why…everybody there is armed. that shows why you need to be armed…not allow kneeJERK reactions of left and elected to disarm you from protecting your family and freedom.

        • I know where this sort of thinking goes. Ergo:

          1. If USA resident:
          You placed upon yourself a moral obligation to emigrate to one of said nation-states.
          2. If NOT USA resident.
          You have NO business commenting on USA internal affairs.

          • True, but in France it was terrorism, same as 9/11, so that’s a astupid statement by you two.
            Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, France, Luxemburg… all the countries with gun laws, strick gun laws, so what, much safer then US. I know that gun lobby is strong, a lot of money in it, but it’s killing our kids. Every sick in the head kid can pick up a gun and shoot. It’ll be more and more. I understand having a gun for protection, bug buying an AK if you are 18 is just not ok. I am not liberal by any means, I just think that people shouldn’t be allowed to take guns out of their house, unless going to a shooting range.

          • Chris, you obviously just don’t get it. The point is, gun laws don’t prevent mass shootings, BECAUSE criminals don’t obey laws. DUH! Haven’t you noticed that more and more of these shootings are actually taking place in GUN-FREE ZONES…or are you so busy listening to your dictator that you don’t take the time to notice these things and think for yourself?

        • From what I’ve heard/seen via an open letter to Americans from Australian law enforcement officers, many more than are reported to us via our mainstream media, Amerika’s propaganda network.

    • Answering “Auschwitz” with “FUCKING MORON”?

      You have a problem with human nature? If you do, the law cannot protect you since you demonstrated that you are superior to all humanity. Our laws do not protect extraterrestrials.

    • *said in an Australian accent* Here we have what you call a libtard. Its an endangered species that lacks the will to fight for whats right. The usually weigh over 300 pounds, smell of cigarettes, cheep booze, and unwashed decay because they lack survival instincts. You don’t want to get to close to them because they’ll make you think they’re your friend and are quick to stab you in the back.

    • I do have to agree with you on that one, it’s people like him that need to wake up and smell the coffee, or sleep in and not pay attention to what’s going on and being led by a gun grabbing president, except it didn’t work like he wanted families talked and the ones that own guns went and bought more cause they were on sale, also we don’t buy guns and get a ccl just to go out and shoot someone that’s not how a person that’s had guns all their life think, people are starting to see what’s what and that’s a good thing, there’s a difference between someone taking training classes and learning and knowing how to react when faced with a bad guy, and a person that just buys one and puts it in a box in a closet and leaves it, you need to learn to take up for yourself and others or your not gonna fair so well if faced with a situation, I know I stepped out my front door and was faced with two men trying to kill my neighbor in his yard, so I pulled my weapon and put a stop to it before they beat him to death with bats and it took ten minutes for the police to show up, by then I had them on the ground spread out and I was covered by the police when they got there I held up my gun and followed their commands and didn’t get killed or go to jail after they figured out what had gone on I got to walk home and he went to the hospital and they went to jail, no shots fired you don’t hear about this kind of incident it’s not reported it doesn’t fit into the news like they want it to, nobody got killed and I didn’t open up on them in the middle of the neighborhood.

      • What about his surname? Does a German surname make one a Nazi? He’s supporting Americans arming themselves in order to defend themselves and their loved ones. How does that line up with your thinking about him? Geez, what a twit!

    • How so?
      Considering that most peoples around the planet were at one time allowed to have firearms. Only after most of these dictatorship confiscated all the guns tens of million upon ten of million people were brutally slaughtered by those regimes.

    • Qbama is the FUCKING MORON!! Why doesnt he discuss gun safety instead gun control? Why? ” muslim “.Thats why! Yea Im 300% ALL AMERICAN BORN IN WASCO CALIFORNIA U.S.A. RACIST MOTHER FUCKER. AND IF YOU DONT LIKE IT YOU CAN KISS MY DOGS ASS…..FUCK YOU MUSLIMS!!!

      • Just think, I served my country in war so people like you would continue to have the right of free speech. Sometimes, I think, I’m the moron.

    • A lovely bunch you are, I must say. A gun shop like that would be more than a candy store. It would be my Heaven. As long as my old dog, Shotgun, can come in and get loved up while I check out the guns. (Okay, I wouldn’t turn down gettin’ loved up either, but I’d bet you’d rather get slobbered on by him.)

  1. About 10% of those people, who aren’t veterans, know how to do more than punch holes in paper and fewer still have what it takes to actually use those weapons against living human beings. But yeah, a bunch of hardcore couch surfers are going to defend the nation against ISIS. More likely, we’ll have a lot more victims being killed by a “good guy” while he fires blindly at perpetrators, trying to play Rambo and get his name in lights.

    • Yea, because that’s how we law abiding gun owners think of ourselves. We’re like Rambo? Wake up son. normal thinking people don’t buy a gun with the hopes of ever having to use it on a person. And if we were faced with life and death from these sick minded individuals who don’t care about your dam laws or gun control I’m pretty sure Rambo didn’t even come to mind. I’ve yet to see your scenario… EVER! most criminals met by a good guy with a gun are stopped and taken by surprise because they don’t usually figure to meet resistance until police show up already too late. Would you go Rambo and start randomly shooting people if met by murders if you had a gun…or sorry, you wouldn’t have one, but if you saw a gun on the ground beside you and people were getting killed? Would you try and save people? Or randomly join the evil guys and start killing everyone? That’s just moronic liberal thinking. Wake the hell up man.

    • Clive, you sound like a clueless, so-called liberal. Do you know why the Second Amendment was included in our Constitution? Or are you even an American? It was so that we (our founders’ posterity) would have the means necessary to defend ourselves and our loved ones against all enemies, foreign and domestic (including a tyrannical government, such as we’re seeing materialize here).

    • Our founders had a lot to say, in other places besides our Constitution, in support of the right to bear arms. If you’re not aware of that, do a little research on the subject of our founders’ views on “gun control.”

  2. An what evidence do you have of this? Less than 1% of Concealed Weapon Permit holders are involved in violent crimes. Its not rocket science. Cock your weapon then pull the trigger to fire. Shoot mom holding baby, NO, shoot Muslim with facemask and suicide vest, YES. It doesn’t take 6 weeks at Ft. Jackson in training to figure this out. The bad guys are pretty easy to spot. You never hear about all the times CWP holders stop or prevent crimes and shootings. The mainstream media won’t report them because it doesn’t fit their agenda. We had 3 in SC last month. Did you hear about them?

  3. why are the Americans asked to discuss the so called gun problem, when there are 30 islam camps across the USA with tons of guns and they do military training daily, do you think it’s so they’ll protect the USA? WHY ARE THEY ALLOWED TO HAVE GUNS, TANKS, AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY WANT. ALSO AMERICANS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THEIR PROPERTY.

  4. […] So, on Black Friday, apparently Americans bought enough guns to arm the Marine Corps. Stunning. And what is even more stunning is that many of these guns went to people who already own other guns. The truth is that fewer people and households own guns. But those who do own many of them. From the article from The Trace (linked): […]

    • I’m sure your certainty on that is based on our super mainstream media propaganda. Try listening to some independent reporting from someone who doesn’t answer to our dictator in the Oval Office.

  5. We need to get rid of this president as he has a year left to really screw up our country. How can a president not align himself with the majority of the population. I just don’t get how he can be so far off. Is he a Muslim?

  6. In my humble opinion, the reason behind such massive numbers is that Americans are opening their eyes to what is happening in the world and saying “NO MORE”. I will not allow my family and myself to be a potential victim anymore.
    We will stand up in support of the honorable hard working men and women in blue that go to work every single day and do their duty as Police Officers.
    After WWII… In 1960, Robert Menard was a commander aboard the USS Constellation when he was part of a meeting between United States Navy personnel and their counterparts in the Japanese Defense Forces. Fifteen years had passed since VJ Day, most of those at the meeting were WWII veterans, and men who had fought each other to the death at sea were now comrades in battle who could confide in each other.
    Someone at the table asked a Japanese admiral why, with the Pacific Fleet devastated at Pearl Harbor and the mainland U.S. forces in what Japan had to know was a pathetic state of unreadiness, Japan had not simply invaded the West Coast. Commander Menard would never forget the crafty look on the Japanese commander’s face as he frankly answered the question.
    ‘You are right,’ he told the Americans. ‘We did indeed know much about your preparedness. We knew that probably every second home in your country contained firearms. We knew that your country actually had state championships for private citizens shooting military rifles. We were not fools to set foot in such quicksand.’
    And when the terrorist try and wreak havoc in our country today, the American Militia will rise to defend our country, our families, our neighbors and our troops if necessary.

    • That says it all, for those with the ability to reason. Unfortunately, it’s probably lost on those without that ability. Even drawing a picture probably wouldn’t get through to those taken in by our dictator in the making. Only the reality of the loss of their freedom will get through to them.

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