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Gun Boom Continues Despite Florida Shooting

[The public "gets it," even if the media doesn't]

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff - March 22, 2012 4:34 pm

Despite calls for stricter guns laws in response to the shooting of Trayvon Martin, firearm stocks are soaring as gun companies struggle to keep up with high demand.

Shares of Sturm Ruger & Co. (RGR) were up as high as 14 percent Thursday afternoon after CEO Michael Fifer announced the company was temporarily suspending its acceptance of new orders in an effort to meet a dramatic surge in demand for its products.

“Despite the company’s continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders,” Fifer said in the statement late Wednesday.

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OBarry=gun dealers' best salesman :)

“Sales usually increase this time of year with tax returns, but this year has been higher than most,” Mike Weeks, owner of Georgia Gun Store in Gainesville told FoxNews.com. “People are scared their gun rights are going to be curtailed after the election."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/22/gun-sales-off-to-bang-f...

Undo what Wilson did