Steven King, the owner of Metro Shooting Supplies in Bridgeton, Missouri, says sales have “skyrocketed” ahead of Michael Brown grand jury decision.
“You’re exactly right. In August gun sales went up exponentially. Not only at our store but around the entire St. Louis metropolitan area. It’s kind of tapered off over the last couple of months. And, now in the last week or so, sales have started to skyrocket once again… We have a wide variety of people who are buying right now. We have first time buyers. We have elderly people, white, black, Asian. We’ve got women. We’ve got men. We’ve got head of households. But, primarily we got people, 100% of the people this weekend who have bought a firearm have bought it because of some sort of fear of the unknown.”
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The Michael Brown grand jury decision cannot come soon enough.
The St. Louis area is on pins and needles waiting for this decision.