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Americans Rushed to Purchase Guns on Black Friday

There are nine guns for every 10 Americans, yet this Black Friday saw people thronging gun shops in large numbers. The FBI processed three background checks for gun purchases every second on Friday. But, the system is far from perfect, as some states don’t feed enough real-time information into the criminal background check system, allowing individuals with troubled mental health histories or criminal records to pass checks and purchase weapons.

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