Skip to comments.Gun sales surge after Connecticut massacre
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...
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The left shouldn't be parleyed with, they should be mocked.
Get ‘em while you can and then prepare to fire any politician who goes along with this BS.
I was in Cabalas last night in PA. It was packed. Whitey is scared to death.
ARs, and AKs: GONE
.223, 7.62x39, .308: GONE
The rest of their ammo was pretty sparse, too.
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.
A friend just called from the largest gun store in Houston. He said the place is jam-packed.
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