Surge in Glock gun sales following Tucson shootingPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX – There has been a startling trend at some Arizona gun stores in the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting in Tucson.
Sales are up at shops that specialize in Glocks like the one used in the attack.
The owner of one gun shop says his customers are worried the government is going to outlaw the Glock’s magazine so he says there is a rush to get them before that could happen.
The Glock 18 with a 33-round magazine is the one suspected shooter Jared Loughner is accused of using to kill six and injure 14 others including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Saturday in Tucson.
Greg Wolff, from Glockmeister, explains, “Online, which would be a national thing, these are sold out.”
He says the day after the shooting sales of the magazines doubled. “It's because people get nervous, you hear the talk on TV about them banning certain magazines that are high capacity and it's just a natural instinct for people to become nervous and to try to get something that they are worried they won't be able to get."
Wolff says he already had to re-order the magazines once just this week and expects to sell out again.