Comments for: Call volume shuts down FBI’s firearm background checks, stops Maine sales on Black Friday

Posted Nov. 23, 2012, at 4:30 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 24, 2012, at 7:40 a.m.

BREWER, Maine — Sometime early on Black Friday, the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, went down and stopped all gun sales, Bangor-area gun dealers said. High call volumes caused “intermittent outages” in the system, an FBI spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon. “It means we can’t sell no …

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