FBI Study Finds Gun Sales Expected to Rise on Black Friday Due t - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

FBI Study Finds Gun Sales Expected to Rise on Black Friday Due to Terror Threats

Posted: Updated:

KENNEWICK, WA- The FBI released a study that found gun sales were expected to rise because of the recent Paris attacks and terror threats this Black Friday. We went to Ranch and Home in Kennewick to talk with them about their gun sales halfway through Black Friday. 

 Their biggest firearm deals according to the manager, Jeff Dress were, "a case a couple extra magazines, a carry bag, a range bag, a few extra dollars off here and there". 

We asked if aside from the deals if he thinks the global threats will increase gun sales on Friday, "absolutely, I think if they were even thinking of this item it just solidified it, whether it may be purchasing it for themselves or as a gift". He continues to add that people who were thinking of buying a gun might have had their decision solidified after these past few weeks, "I feel strongly due to the times, the talk about the ISIS, the recruits and people on this soil, there have been more people than they thought, and the warnings they have issued saying be aware at sporting events, gatherings, concerts what not absolutely". 

The federal government has been telling citizens for the past few weeks, "we don't know what we don't know. Which is why law enforcement, the joint terrorism task force is absolutely have to be aware. Citizens have to be aware".

The FBI expects the number of Black Friday background checks to surpass last year's amount of 175,000.