Sales up at York County gun shops

Business reportedly on increase since elections, shootings

dworthington@heraldonline.comDecember 20, 2012 

Sales of semi-automatic weapons, ammunition magazines capable of holding up to 30 bullets and all kinds of ammo have been brisk this week, several York County gun shop owners say.

Last week’s killings of 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has increased sales, but owners said their business had been steady since the Nov. 6 national elections – with people fearing the federal government will reinstitute a ban on assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines.

“People in Washington want to use every option to restrict what we can do, what we can buy,” said Tom Nalley, one of the owners of the Aim Right Gun Shop in Fort Mill.

York County gun shop owners said inventory of AR-15s and AK-47s sold out by Wednesday and that their suppliers could not meet demand for weapons.

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