People afraid of a world without guns rush to buy them up post-Newtown12/18/2012
Thought the Sandy Hook massacre would inspire gun advocates to reconsider the benefits of massive quantities of home weaponry? No dice. Gun stores are reporting a massive spike in sales, especially of the country's most popular AR-15 — the same model used to do the dirty work of both Adam Lanza and the Aurora shooter. Fearing Obama could reinstate the expired federal assault weapons ban (or sidestep the right-to-bear-arms debate by outlawing selling ammo), sales are through the roof, and stocks are running low. Some say it's the usual pre-Christmas gun-buying frenzy, as the FBI says 2012's 16.8 million gun-buyer background checks is a record-setter even without December's numbers. Yup, America's got that "well-armed militia" thing down. [Source]
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