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    Black Friday gun buys test background check system. >3 days 186K last year

    In the U.S., there are nine guns for every 10 people. Someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. And every minute, gun shops make about 40 new requests for criminal background checks on people wanting weapons. On Black Friday, the rush accelerates to nearly two checks a second, testing the limits of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

    http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/2748636...d-check-system

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/usandwo...283941731.html
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    SPIN!! FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

    NICS did about 58,000 checks on a typical day last year. That surged to 145,000 on Black Friday 2013. They’re bringing in 100 more workers than usual for the post-Thanksgiving rush this year.

    The call centers have no access to privileged information about buyers’ backgrounds, and make no decisions. They just type in their name, address, birthdate, Social Security Number and other information into the system. On Black Fridays, the work can be grueling: One woman took a call that lasted four hours when a dealer phoned in the maximum 99 checks.

    “Rules had to be stretched,” recalled Sam Demarco, her supervisor. “We can’t transfer calls. Someone had to sit in her seat for her while she went to the bathroom.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-check-system/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    NICS did about 58,000 checks on a typical day last year. That surged to 145,000 on Black Friday 2013. They’re bringing in 100 more workers than usual for the post-Thanksgiving rush this year.

    The call centers have no access to privileged information about buyers’ backgrounds, and make no decisions. They just type in their name, address, birthdate, Social Security Number and other information into the system. On Black Fridays, the work can be grueling: One woman took a call that lasted four hours when a dealer phoned in the maximum 99 checks.

    “Rules had to be stretched,” recalled Sam Demarco, her supervisor. “We can’t transfer calls. Someone had to sit in her seat for her while she went to the bathroom.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-check-system/
    All they have to do is say "all approved" and give a # to the dealer. Can take 20 seconds. Waste of time

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    How on earth would this system be Constitutional in the event of a national emergency, you know the kind where governors are calling up the militia (i.e. citizens like us who would need to get armed in a hurry).

    It all sounds academic, but that was the intent of the Second Amendment after all!

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