The 2015 record smashed the previous single-day mark set December 21, 2012, exactly one week after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in CT.
More than 200,000 background check requests were submitted to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System across the country this Friday, USA Today reported, breaking the previous record of 185,713 requests made on the same holiday shopping day a year ago.
Mr Obama had previously told BBC News that his biggest regret as president was not passing "meaningful" gun reform during his time in office. They topped the two previous milestones that were also set on the discount-driven shopping holiday after Thanksgiving in previous years, according to USA Today.
As USA Today points out, the number of background checks requests do not measure actual gun sales, since it only requires one background check for a buyer to purchase multiple firearms in a single transaction.
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Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation official overseeing NICS was forced to transfer personnel from construction projects and units that oversee the gathering of crime statistics to keep up with the surge of requests for background checks.
Prospective gun owners got more reason to move faster with purchases just as gunmakers ramped up their discounts.
The FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) database system said they fielded 203,086 background checks on Black Friday, a day when U.S. retailers mark down prices on their products to kick off the annual holiday gift-shopping period.
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