Skip to comments.Rise in county gun sales tied to fewer cops, what Obama might do
Posted on 07/14/2009 7:58:46 PM PDT by greatdefender
Gun sales in Sacramento County have grown more than in any other populous county in California since November, according to the state attorney general's office.
From November 2008 to May 2009, gun dealers in Sacramento County sold nearly 5,000 more guns than they did in the same period last year, an increase of 40 percent, statistics from the state Bureau of Firearms show.
The state increase in gun sales averaged 32 percent.
Sacramento County gun owners, advocates and store owners largely attribute the boom to fear.
Initially, they said, buyers were concerned that the Obama administration would support further gun controls. More recently, Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness announced layoffs of 202 sworn deputies and 40 non-sworn personnel because of budget cuts to his department further spurring local gun sales.
"I've noticed a tremendous change," said Ron Herbertson, 47, a Sacramento insurance specialist and gun owner. "I was just in a gun store today you can't find ammunition, and guns are flying off the shelves. It's hard for them to keep them in stock."
Herbertson would not say how many guns he has bought in recent months, but he described himself as "well-equipped."
Between November 2008 and May 2009, 15,993 handguns and long guns were sold in Sacramento County, and 314,201 were sold statewide.
(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
Good news from CA for a change.
Meet your new police officer, works 24/7, costs $700 for a lifetime contract, no union representative necessary, gets oiled occasionally.
One of four Glocks left I need. Best “go to” using guns I own and not a care about bluing wear. I let them take the beating while the safe queens rest. :-)
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