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  • Gun Sales Spike On Black Friday

    The numbers are in, and Thanksgiving weekend sales fell below last year’s overall figures — except for one class of merchandise: Firearms.

    This year, “Total spending was expected to reach $50.9 billion, down from last year’s estimated $57.4 billion,” according to AFP via Yahoo News.

    Most Americans would attribute the sluggish sales to a sluggish Obama economy. The National Retail Federation credits “A strengthening economy that changes consumers’ reliance on deep discounts” as a major cause. Overly optimistic?

    Neither factor was at play when it came to firearms, however.

    While sweaters, scarves, and jewelry remained on retailers’ shelves, guns were flying off the rack at such a mad clip that the federal background check system had trouble keeping up to the demand.

    Michael Dorstewitz

    Michael Dorstewitz is a recovering Michigan trial lawyer and former research vessel deck officer. He has written extensively for BizPac Review.

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