Black Friday 2016 saw the highest-ever number of FBI background checks, reflecting a tremendous number of firearms sales.
Despite a general drop-off in new gun purchases earlier this year and an overall decline in 2015 from an unprecedented seven-year boom, firearms transactions experienced a record spike the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally one of the biggest days in retail sales in the U.S.
Louisiana and Mississippi will observe 2nd Amendment tax holiday this weekend.
Nearly twice as many background checks for firearm purchases during President Obama's first 51 months in office compared with his predecessor.
Black Friday sales drove record-setting levels of background checks for firearms purchases last week.
Unlike other indicators of consumer spending, firearm sales were up, up, up in 2013.
NICS checks for firearms sales are a measure of how robust the industry's sales are, and 2013 is poised to set more records.