Thursday, January 13, 2011

Of Course They Did.

Arizona Shootings Trigger Surge in Glock Sales Amid Fear of Ban.

Instead of hurting sales, the massacre had the $499 semi-automatic pistols -- popular with police, sport shooters and gangsters -- flying out the doors of his Glockmeister stores in Mesa and Phoenix.

“We’re at double our volume over what we usually do,” Wolff said two days after the shooting spree that also left 14 wounded, including Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition.

...Arizona gun dealers say that among the biggest sellers in the past few days is the Glock 19 made by privately held Glock GmbH, based in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria, the model used in the shootings.

One-day sales of handguns in Arizona jumped 60 percent to 263 on Jan. 10 compared with 164 the corresponding Monday a year ago, the second-biggest increase of any state in the country, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data.

Of course, to use these figures to make sweeping generalizations about the kind of deeply paranoid, violence-loving people who live in the Failed State of Arizona would a form of blood libel, and Burro Hall is all about healing, so we'll just note that even the Westboro Baptists have heeded our travel advisory, and leave it at that.


Soupy Sales said...

That's a lot of guns headed into the hands of who knows what. Better raise the warning level of FSoA to shocking pink, which is level 6 or more.

Burro Hall said...

At least, if they're hoarding, they aren't sending them into Mexico. This could be a good thing.

Dave said...

I loved your last paragraph...which made my wife laugh out loud as well...with her response to you of "te saltaste la barda esta vez!"

Keep those healing vibes coming...

Greg said...

Why not let Arizona secede -- and be integrated with the drug cartels? A new Wild West, it would be every hombre for himself.