I find it amazing that anti-gun groups still try to use the line that the only people lining up to buy guns are people who already own guns. If that was the case, we wouldn’t see the same surges in something like concealed carry permits that aren’t something you buy multiples of in your home state. Gun sales and permits in the Keystone State are surging in the last few days.
Joe Staudt of Staudt’s Gun Shop in Harrisburg was sold out of his usually large stock of AK-47 and AR-15 semi-automatic weapons by Wednesday. … The store Staudt opened in the spring of 2011 had record sales Monday, but Tuesday “is now our new record day,” he said. …
At Grice Gun Shop in Clearfield, which bills itself as Pennsylvania’s largest gun shop, the phone was busy much of the day. A recording asked callers to be patient and said the store was swamped because of the holiday season and “the recent gun-ban rhetoric.”
The article notes that the surge isn’t just for guns, but concealed carry licenses, too. They report that applications are up all over the state. They interviewed the Greene County Sheriff who reported that their previous record was to process 110 applications in one month. Yesterday alone, they had 40 applications in hand hours before close of business. He reportedly told the reporter that as people drop them off, they pick up new applications for friends and family who are convinced to get a permit, too.
(h/t to commenter DannytheMan for the link!)
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