GUN, AMMO SALES SURGE AFTER BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
by AWR HAWKINS
23 Apr 2013
The surge in gun and ammo purchases that began after Sandy Hook and continued through the Senate’s failed gun control vote appears to have picked up steam again following the Boston Marathon bombing.
For example, at the Syracuse Gun Show on the New York State Fairgrounds last weekend, so many people showed up that some had to wait in line more than two hours just to get into the gun show. Those that waited did so on a windy day, amid sleet and snow flurries.
Moreover, for this specific gun show, few people came to sell guns; most came to buy them and find the ammo they needed for their guns at home.