Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gun sales surge after Connecticut massacre
Fox News ^ | December 18, 2012 | William La Jeunesse

Posted on 12/18/2012 2:09:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The prospect of a renewed assault weapons ban in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre has set of a round of buying, as thousands of Americans head to their local gun store to secure the popular AR-15 -- the model used by the school gunman -- before potential government prohibitions on their purchase.

They are also buying the .223 ammunition used by the AR-15 and the type of high-capacity magazines covered under the last federal assault weapons ban, which Congress let expire without renewing. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says it set a new record for single-day background check submittals this past weekend. In San Diego, Northwest Armory gun store owner Karl Durkheimer said Saturday "was the biggest day we've seen in 20 years. Sunday will probably eclipse that." In southwest Ohio, from dawn to dusk a Cincinnati gun show had a line of 400 waiting to get in, said Joe Eaton of the Buckeye Firearms Association.

"Sales were through the roof on Saturday," said Eaton. "People were buying everything they could out of fear the president would try to ban certain guns and high-capacity magazines."

The deluge of buyers had officials working overtime...

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: 2012; ar15; banglist; democrats; firearms; freedom; liberty; obama; secondamendment; tyranny; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 12/18/2012 2:09:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left shouldn't be parleyed with, they should be mocked.

2 posted on 12/18/2012 2:14:18 PM PST by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get ‘em while you can and then prepare to fire any politician who goes along with this BS.

3 posted on 12/18/2012 2:32:20 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RC one

I was in Cabalas last night in PA. It was packed. Whitey is scared to death.

4 posted on 12/18/2012 3:02:19 PM PST by DownInFlames
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just got back from a gun store. It was packed.

ARs, and AKs: GONE

.223, 7.62x39, .308: GONE

The rest of their ammo was pretty sparse, too.

5 posted on 12/18/2012 3:18:10 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


I was in one in Southwest Ohio today.

The place was packed, phones ringing off the hook and only 5 AR’s left. Ammo, forget about it.

I picked up a couple items but lost them on my way home at a state park when I stopped to ice fish on the unfrozen lake.

Dumb luck...

6 posted on 12/18/2012 4:52:02 PM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

A friend just called from the largest gun store in Houston. He said the place is jam-packed.

7 posted on 12/19/2012 3:03:30 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson