CA Gun Sales Boomed in 2012; Trend Continues This Year


Gun sales boomed in Sacramento and across California to record levels last year as horrific mass shootings reignited the gun control debate, new state figures show. The Sacramento Bee said a growing number of gun dealers – about 200 and counting – in that area sold a total of 74,000 firearms in 2012, roughly 20,000 more than in the previous year.

The trend has its roots in a series of high-profile mass shootings last year – and the gun control debate that followed, gun dealers and buyers said. A California Department of Justice spokeswoman said the trend has continued in 2013.


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