Monday, November 26, 2012

"It means we can't sell no damn guns"

Gun dealers in Maine were upset as they outted apparent crashes of the FBI's Instant Background Check system for prospective gun buyers, according to the Bangor Daily News.

"High call volumes caused 'intermittent outages' in the system, an FBI spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon," according to the newspaper's website. 

According to, Black Friday had the potential to break all one-day sales records. The most checks ever conducted in a single day occurred November 26, 2011, when more than 129,000 were made by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Were Friday's sales below last year's record? If so, how much did sputtering FBI computers contribute to any decline?

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