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Friday, December 21, 2012

Local gun shop makes national news with huge sales

Posted By on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:16 PM

On Thursday, just six days after 26 people were brutally gunned down in a Connecticut elementary school, The Hyatt Gun Shop in Charlotte "racked up more than $1 million in sales," according to a Charlotte Business Journal story that cites Bloomberg news. It was the store's best single-day performance since opening in 1959 and an example of how some gun enthusiasts, fearful of increased regulation, have reacted to the shooting.

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Then today, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre proposed his organization's resolution to a wave of gun violence that's plagued the U.S. this year. According to Gawker, LaPierre said every school should have an armed police officer by year-end.

A protester carrying a sign with the message: "NRA killing our kids" interrupted LaPierre's press conference, and was eventually escorted from the room as cameras clicked away. Watch the video here.

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