Glock sales soar after Arizona rampage

In the days following Jared Loughner's shooting spree, gun store owners report rising sales of the weapon he used

Topics: Guns, Gabrielle Giffords, Jared Loughner,

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Six are dead, six still in the hospital and Americans are struggling to figure out what it all means, but there is another alarming result of the Tucson shooting’s aftermath: the surge in sales of Glock pistols, the gun used by Jared Lee Loughner to carry out his crime.



Bloomberg reports that Arizonans are rushing to pick up the $499 semi-automatic. According to one store owner, “We’re at double our volume over what we usually do.” This was two days after the shooting.

Another stat: one-day Arizona Glock sales jumped 60 percent Jan. 10 compared with the corresponding Monday last year. And it’s not isolated to the Grand Canyon state, either.

 

Michelle Fitzsimmons is an editorial fellow at Salon.com.

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