In all, the FBI fielded 203,086 [background check] requests on Black Friday, up from the previous single-day highs of 185,713 last year and 185,345 in 2015. The two previous records also were recorded on Black Friday.
The article mentions that a single background check can be used for the sale of multiple firearms, while some checks are rejected.
The number of active US Marines in 2017 was expected to be around 175,000 according to heritage.org
I was unable to find the quoted FBI background check statistics.
- Number of firearms sold on Black Friday is equal or greater than the number of active US Marines (article title)
- Number of background checks associated with firearm purchasing in the same time period proportional (article body)
There is a mismatch between the article's title and body.
How many firearms were actually sold on this year's Black Friday?