The FBI received the mostÂ background check requests for gun purchases in a single day on Black Friday.
According to the FBI over 200,000 background check requests for guns were requested this year on Black Friday, which beat theÂ previous single-day high of 185,713 on Black Friday 2016, USA TodayÂ reported.
The number comes as Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a comprehensive review of the FBIâ€™sÂ National Instant CriminalÂ BackgroundÂ CheckÂ System Wednesday in regards to the deadly Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting in early November which left 25 people dead.Â (RELATED:Â Sessions Orders Review Of FBI Background Check System After Sutherland Springs Failure)
The Sutherland Springs church shooter was former Air Force enlisted-man Devin Kelley, who under U.S. law should not have been able to purchase a firearm.Â Kelley wasÂ convictedÂ of domestic violence against his former wife and stepson in 2012. HeÂ reportedlyÂ beat his wife during that incident and fractured his stepsonâ€™s skull.
The main focus of Sessionsâ€™s orders to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was to â€œwork with the Department of Defense to identify and resolve any issues with the militaryâ€™s reporting of convictions and other information relevant to determining prohibited person status under 18 U.S.C. Â§ 922(g).â€
Fridayâ€™s background check requests for gun purchases shows the number of guns attempted to be purchased in the U.S. is rising.
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