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FBI receives record number of background check requests for guns on Black Friday

The FBI received a single day record of more than 200,000 background check requests for gun purchases on Black Friday, the bureau reports.

The FBI got 203,086 requests this past Friday, more than the previous single-day high of 185,713 last year, which also occurred on Black Friday, USA Today reported.

Earlier this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which is required for purchases at federally licensed firearm dealers.

The review comes after Devin Kelley, a Air Force veteran, bought a rifle through the system that he used earlier this month to kill 25 people inside a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church.

Following the shooting, the Air Force acknowledged it had not provided the FBI with details of the shooter’s previous court martial, which likely would have blocked the sale of the weapon to Kelley.

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