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Business is up for enablers of massacres

by: Eric B.

Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 16:07:57 PM EST


This is just sad.

The problem for many gun shops is that they can't keep enough firearms in stock to keep up with the demand.

Fueled by fears of a new federal assault weapons ban, (gun store owner) Ray Jihad said the most popular items are semi-automatic rifles – just don’t call them "assault rifles" -- along with high-capacity magazines and ammunition. The calls to his shop, he told Crain’s, are almost always from customers seeking the popular 5.56 mm AR-15, a semi-automatic civilian market version of the U.S. military's standard-issue M-16 rifle. They also want the 20- and 30-round magazines for the weapon. The AR-15 is the same type of rifle used in the Connecticut shootings and in the Aurora, Colo., theater massacre. To keep up with the pace of sales, Jihad said he has ordered more than $1 million in guns in the past couple of weeks.

It's not just sad. It's also mighty pathetic.

Eric B. :: Business is up for enablers of massacres
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