United States: The sale of firearms increased in Arizona after the shootout
United States, January 14, 2011
On January 10, were sold in the United States 263 firearms in Arizona, compared with164 sold the same day of 2010. Nationally, sales increased by 5%.
In Arizona, where the shooting happened, was increased by 60% on sales of arms last weekend, according to sources of the FBI.
The increase was recorded two days after the senator Gabrioelle Giffords was shot during an event at a mall in Tucson.
“Many have asked the semi-automatic pistol Glock 9 milliliters model” said to EFE Michael Swanson, an arms seller in Tucson.
It weapon was the one used by the attacker Jared Lee Loughner to shoot the senator and those that were participating in the inauguration.
The seller said that many of his customers expressed concern that high-caliber weapons are harder to buy after the attack.