Nov 28 2017
Shoppers were taking advantage of discounts, but may have also been motivated by a Justice Department memo last week that directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation to review its background-checks system.
Federal authorities, meanwhile, have for years openly complained that incomplete databases and staff shortages make it hard to keep pace with the constant stream of background checks required of most new gun purchasers and efficiently trace firearms used in crimes.
The FBI was flooded Friday with more than 200,000 background check requests for gun purchases, setting a new single day record, the bureau reported Saturday.
The figure smashes the previous two years' figures for background checks done on a single day.
Gun checks, required for purchases at federally licensed firearm dealers, are not a measure of actual gun sales. In recent years, mass shootings have prompted state and federal lawmakers to propose gun regulations, leading to increased gun sales.
Trump administration to end 'temporary protected status' for Haitians
Not renewing temporary status marks a change in policy when compared to previous administrations. "Mr. In 2010, Haiti was hit by a massive 7.0-magnitude quake that killed over 300,000 people.
Game recap: New Orleans Saints 34, Washington Redskins 31 in OT
In the fourth, the Saints got within 8 before Washington mounted yet another long touchdown drive, extending the lead to 31-16. The Saints picked up four first downs in eight plays, marching 75 yards down the field for a touchdown.
Want a Longer Life? Get a Dog, Study Says
Scientists said the companionship was key, along with the physical activity in taking the dog for a walk. Dog owners are shown to be less depressed and make friends easier, according to a recent study.
Current promotions on firearms include rebates and discounts on pistols and shotguns at Cabela's, as well as deals on guns at Walmart and other retailers.
The surge in gun sales comes mere days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) after the man who killed 25 people in a church in Texas was allowed to purchase a gun despite having a criminal record.
While many Americans were buying furniture and appliances on Black Friday, a record number were also seeking clearance to purchase guns.
Sessions said the November 5 shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by Devin Kelley, a former Air Force serviceman who had a 2012 conviction for domestic assault, showed that not all the necessary information was being added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS. Reports that the shooter, a court-martialed Air Force veteran, cleared a background check enabling him to buy his weapon have spurred renewed debate about gun control.
At the same time, the retail gun market is changing.
Nov 26 2017
Myanmar and Bangladesh have Reached an Agreement to Return the Rohingya Refugees
In late October, officials in Myanmar ordered the harvesting of fields that had been deserted in the Rohingya exodus. Almost one million Rohingya have been forced to leave their homes, many fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh .
Nov 26 2017
Donald Trump Will Tee It Up With Tiger Woods And Dustin Johnson
Aides were mum on how he spent the time period, which is roughly the length of a round of golf, unless you play quickly. Donald Trump broke with White House custom on Friday by admitting he was playing golf.
Nov 22 2017
Democratic Strategist Calls for Al Franken to Resign
In a telling part of CNN's article , Menz says she would not have come forward if Tweeden had not done so first. The statement came as newly surfaced photos of Franken inappropriately grabbing Arianna Huffington emerged.
Nov 21 2017
Former NFL WR Glenn dies in auto accident
Terry Glenn in 2000. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry's family, his former teammates and friends who mourn his loss". The 43-year-old was reportedly traveling with his fiancee, who was in the hospital as of Monday being treated in the ICU.
Nov 18 2017
Arsenal players are behind Wenger says Iwobi
The 32-year-old then contracted gangrene after the operation and revealed to Spanish newspaper Marca he could have had his foot amputated.
Nov 17 2017
Some Apple iPhone users on AT&T can't make or take calls
If you're an AT&T wireless customer and you're having issues with your phone - you are not alone. According to DownDetector, more than 6,000 customer service requests had poured in by 6 p.m.
Nov 16 2017
Clemson soccer named national seed for NCAA tournament
The victor will visit Michigan State (11-3-3), the No. 7 overall seed in the 48-team field, in the second round Sunday. The Irish are 18-17-2 (.514) all-time in NCAA Championship play, which includes a 17-13-2 record under Clark.
Nov 16 2017
The doctor will know if you're not taking your meds now
The sensor, which has no battery or antenna, is activated when it gets wet from the fluids in the stomach, according to Reuters . In a historic move by the US Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ), the first ever digital pill has been approved for use.
Nov 16 2017
#RWC2023 SA will most certainly bid next time, says Ramaphosa
France on Wednesday won the right to stage the 2023 tournament as voted by members of the World Rugby Council in London. Mark Alexander, president of SA Rugby, said he was "desolated" and fumed about breaches of protocol by other bidders.
Nov 15 2017
We'll buy arms from Russia, Philippines' Duterte tells Putin
But critics warn the gesture has come to represent the brutalities of Duterte's drug war, which has claimed thousands of lives . In December 2016, he said that during his time as mayor, he had personally killed at least three people.
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