Reportedly, 3-years’ worth of ammo sold in 72 hours is challenging online suppliers. Brownells claims that increased demand for AR-15 magazines and ammunition spiked after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
Citing a Dec. 24 report, New York Daily News said that not only did the largest gun supplier of ammo report 3-years’ worth of ammunition sold in 72 hours, other gun owners are logging “unprecedented” sales to their bottom lines.
Pete Brownell, company president of Brownells, said “the demand for magazines actually exceeded the ability for the system to keep up with the volume that was being ordered.”
According to authorities in Newtown, Adam Lanza used a military-style Bushmaster AR-15 in the Sandy Hook school shootings, which left 20 children and six adults dead.
“Preppers” are hoarding enormous supplies of ammunition and high-capacity magazines if suddenly they are faced with a rogue government, another mass shooting or zombie apocalypse of sorts.
Historically, when widely-bought products suddenly become hard to obtain or go out of production, human beings tend to hoard. What’s more, similar behavior was seen when Hostess announced and end to Twinkies and other favorite sweets.
Reports that 3-years’ worth of ammo was sold in 72 supports the mass hysteria brought on by pressure to tighten existing gun control laws, including a ban of assault-style weapons.
After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, heated debates were renewed over gun control laws.
Recently, the National Rifle Association (or NRA) expressed sympathy to the mass shootings, but double-downed on its long-standing views on the right to bear arms. In fact, it suggests that more guns are the answer to the recent rash of mass shootings so innocent victims can protect themselves.
However, gun-control advocates like Piers Morgan say the Obama administration should renew the expired ban on assault weapons. Shockingly, he is facing a massive deportation petition backlash for his anti-gun control rants.
This group believes that a ban on assault weapons is a step in the wrong direction towards stopping waves of violence at the hands of criminals, who are intent on killing large numbers of people rapidly by any means necessary.
In short, they believe gun control laws favor criminals, not law-abiding citizens.
While gun suppliers celebrate 3-years’ worth of ammo sold in 72 hours, the NRA gears up to battle Obama and Congress on any plans to challenge the right to bear arms.
Is there a point in which both sides of the gun control debate can find common ground?
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