Black Friday Record Number of NICS checks

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Black Friday Record Number of NICS checks

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Post by rotor » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:24 pm

Who would have thought? 203,086 NICS checks on Black Friday. A single day record. People are still buying guns.


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Post by strogg » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:03 pm

Dang that's impressive. Well, it would have been 203,087 if I didn't have a CHL. ;-)

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Post by troglodyte » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:44 pm

I wonder if there is a way to find out how many were approved or declined? I suspect a great majority are approved.
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Post by Cheapsk8 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:16 am

Wonder how many purchases were made by license holders that did not go through NICS that would add to that count?
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Post by curryman » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:06 pm

strogg wrote:Dang that's impressive. Well, it would have been 203,087 if I didn't have a CHL. ;-)
203,089. :cool:


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Post by JRG » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:29 pm

I bought a new Shield .45 acp today. It won't add to that total though.

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Post by troglodyte » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:14 pm

I did a little homework and quick math.

There have been 203 million checks since '98. Of those, 1.5 million have been denied (through Oct. 2017). That's a 0.72% denial rate. If we apply the same percentage to Black Friday's numbers then 201,542 were approved. I would suspect the denial rate is lower now as most of the ineligible folks would have already weeded themselves out over the years.

You also have all the TX LTCs that made a purchase Friday that didn't have to have a NICS check. I don't know if other state's license holders can bypass NICS.

Permits also count into the NICS totals. 29% (73 million) of NICS checks ('98-'16) have been for permits. I doubt many permits were submitted on Friday.

1.16 million (0.57%) checks have been for explosives (through '16).

No matter how you slice it, that lot of guns in one day. :patriot:

https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fed ... s.pdf/view
https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/201 ... 7.pdf/view
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-ne ... ack-friday
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