12.24.12

Massacre as economic stimulus: The Insurrectionists

Posted in WhiteManistan at 10:12 am by George Smith

WhiteManistan, beyond comment:

Calls for stricter weapons laws after the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school have gun enthusiasts scrambling to buy firearms before they’re potentially restricted or banned outright.

Brownells Inc., which claims to be the world’s largest supplier of firearms accessories and gunsmithing tools, said it has sold 3 1/2 years worth of ammunition magazines in three days …

From Duluth, just one of many, the day before Christmas:

Northland gun dealers are reporting a spike in military-style gun sales.

Superior Shooters Supply is out of semi-automatic rifles due to people “panic buying,” owner Pat Kukull said. Some buyers are afraid of possible changes the federal government could make to gun laws.

Other guns are selling fast as well and she’s never seen anything like it in her 35 years in business, Kukull said.

Glen’s Army Navy Store in Grand Rapids ran out of the semi-automatic rifles by Thursday morning and operators aren’t sure when more will arrive.

Scott Van Valkenburg, owner of Fisherman’s Corner in Pike Lake outside Duluth, said that semi-automatic rifles are usually about 5 percent of his thriving gun business — but last week those rifles were nearly half his total gun sales.

Panic buying.

Eau Claire:

Many local stores have seen gun sales sky-rocketing. Store owners say people are trying to get their hands on anything they think might be banned.

“We sold a lot of gun accessories. We had over 200 of these PMAGs, which are top of the line magazines. They are all gone now. These are your basic GI version magazines that are used in the military. We went through almost 500 of those,” said the sales associate at the C&C Pawnbrokers in Eau Claire, Luis Arenas.

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