Guns Flying Off The Shelves Amid Debate On Restrictions, Sellers Say• chicago.cbslocal.com
Is it fueled by gun-ban fears, or something else? CBS 2’s Courtney reports.
Several gun store owners say they started noticing a surge in sales after mass shootings like the ones in Aurora, Colo. and Newtown, Conn.
Empty cases, bare shelves, and a phone that’s been ringing off the hook – that’s what things have been like for Don Mastrianni inside his Elmwood Park gun store.
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America’s Biggest Killers: The Chart Anti-Gunners Don’t Want You To See
#1 Tobacco Use - 529,000
#2 Medical Errors - 195,000
#3 Unintentional Injuries - 118,021
#4 Alcohol Abuse - 107,400
#5 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 34,485
#6 Unintentional Poisoning - 31,758
#7 Drug Abuse - 25,500
#8 Unintentional Falls - 24,792
#9 NON-FIREARM HOMICIDES - 16,799
(Non-firearm covers the use of many varied weapons -- knives, bats, hammers, poisons, and mores)
#10 Firearm Homicides - 11,493
U.S. Deaths per year, from selected causes: Sources: CDC, FBI, U.S. Federal Government