New York Daily News
December 24, 2012
Gun owners have fired up “unprecedented” sales of assault weapon ammo in the days after the carnage at a Connecticut elementary school.
Brownells, the world’s largest supplier of firearms accessories, announced less than a week after the Dec. 14 tragedy that it had sold 3-1/2 years worth of magazines for the AR-15 assault rifle in just 72 hours.
[...] Pete Brownell, president of the Iowa-based, family-owned company, wrote on AR15.com that “the demand for magazines actually exceeded the ability for the system to keep up with the volume that was being ordered.”