Brownells Inc., the company which claims to be the world’s largest supplier of firearms and accessories, said it has sold 3 1/2 years worth of ammunition magazines in three days, according to a report by the LA Times.
The orders are coming in so fast and furious that Brownell had to “absolutely apologize” on their Facebook page for an order backlog on the company’s website that is slowing down usually instantaneous transactions.
“The demand for magazines actually exceeded the ability for the system to keep up with the volume that was being ordered,” he wrote. “We’re working like crazy to get these orders to you as quickly as possible,” he added.
Dick’s Sporting Goods removed all guns from its store in Newtown and suspended sales of modern sporting rifles at all of its locations nationwide and Wal-Mart took down the online information page for Bushmaster’s Patrolman’s Carbine M4A3 rifle, noted the article.
Interestingly, Gunmaker Smith & Wesson’s stock is down 15% since the rampage. Competitor Sturm Ruger has slipped nearly 9%.