Gun shops around Ferguson Missouri have seen a doubling, even a quadrupling, of gun sales in the last two weeks but it is not because citizens fear the Police. The National Review Online spoke with gun shop owners in the St. Louis area and they report that not no one has voiced any fear of the police.
“Not one customer has come in and complained about the police being too militaristic, I don’t even know where that came from,” Steven King, the owner of Metro Shooting in Bridgeton, tells National Review Online.
“A lot of our customers up there yesterday were giving the police free food just to help them out.”
Sales at King’s stores sales have quadrupled, and his first time shooter classes are filled through September.
“We have had single moms, we have had retired people, young people, black people, Asian people,” he says. “This is not a racial issue. This is a human issue. People are scared to death for their own life.”
Al Rothweiler, owner of Mid America Arms in St. Louis, expressed similar feelings,
“The fear of the police, I think that’s very unfounded,” he says. “We’ve had absolutely nobody express any fear of the police.”
Rothweiler reports that sales in his store have doubled.
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