Gun sales skyrocket in North Dakota

Since Friday’s massacre in Newtown Connecticut, gun stores across the nation have been busy with customers.

Today we went to two stores, to find out why so many people are “loading up,” in gun stores.

“In the last three days it’s been busy,” Brandon Charvat said.

Busy is an understatement, for the traffic Mandan Sporting Goods has seen the past few days.

One of the most popular guns being sold, is the AR-15, a weapon believed to be used in the Newtown shooting.

“And the problem is, I just had a vendor come in here and I won’t be able to get them anymore either, it’s going to be tough to get them at this point in time if you don’t already have them on hand,” Charvat said. “Just cause they’re in demand by everybody?” “Absolutely.”

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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