Black Friday's federal background checks--required for gun sales--were 20% higher (154,873) as compared to the same day, last year (129,166).
Rick Lozier-store manager; Van Raymond Outfitters (Brewer, Maine):
"Sometimes it would take 10 minutes to get through and sometimes it was 20. It ws pretty much all day long. We still had a good day considering the holdups."
Adam Copp-President; Howell's Guns and Archery Center (Gray, Maine):
"We had an awful time getting through all day, and sometimes we couldn't get through. I don't know what the problem was. They set a record last Black Friday,so I figured it had something to do with that. We had people waiting and some said, 'I can wait all day,' and left. We may have lost a couple of sales, but we got everything through by Saturday morning. It was the busiest day we've had all fall."
Greg Ebert-Salesman; Guns Galore (Killeen, Texas):
"We're just a three-person operation here. Women are increasingly represented in daily store traffic. Women have taken a strong interest in shooting sports, I think they see target shooting and other shooting sports as another form of relaxation."
Whew!! I'm kind'a thinkin':
"Ya never know what the election--or in this case, the re-immaculation--of a communist; a socialist; a fascist; a Marxist; a Stalinist; a Leninist; an Alinskyite, will bring."