FBI personal background checks, which are required before an individual can buy guns, hit an all-time high of 129,166 on Black Friday. That figure shattered the previous record of 97,848, set on Black Friday of 2008, by 32 percent.
In Georgia, FBI personal background checks recorded during the month of November are at a three-year high of 33,484. December figures were not yet available for comparison with last year. But if November’s uptick continued, it’s likely that plenty of people will be testing their trigger fingers come Sunday.