Guns were a hot item during the 2011 Holidays.
The FBI recorded 1.5 million background checks requested by gun dealers regarding their customers this past December alone.
On December 23 there were 102,222 firearm-related background checks.
These figures may actually be significanty higher since an individual can purchase multiple guns.
Close to 500,00 of the background checks were done six days before Christmas.
NY Daily News