Guess what was a hot selling item on Black Friday?
In addition to the sleek flat-screen televisions, smartphones, computers and cut-rate designer clothing, Black Friday’s shopping legions seized on another hot item for 2011: guns.
Gun dealers flooded the FBI with background check requests for prospective buyers last Friday, smashing the single-day, all-time high by 32%, according to bureau records.
Deputy Assistant FBI Director Jerry Pender said the checks, required by federal law, surged to 129,166 during the day, far surpassing the previous high of 97,848 on Black Friday of 2008.
Sales to women seem to be fueling the surge.