Gun sales

By Monday morning, national news outlets were boasting a Black Friday record — the number of gun background check requests.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says they received 203,086 requests for instant gun background checks on Friday alone.

This, they report, represents almost a 10 percent increase from last year. The number set a single-day record.

Gun retailers seem to have caught on to a winning trend as the last two record-setting

gun sales days were Black Friday of 2015 and 2016.

The staff at Bill's Sporting Goods in Claremore said the trend definitely held true in their store as well.

Friday, they said, was a mad house.

They said it was far busier than usual, and even busier than Black Friday last year.

Their best guess is that they did between 20 and 30 background checks that day.

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