Supplier Sells 3.5 Years of AR-15 Mags in 3 Days

Brownells rep apologizes for delays

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 22, 2012 1:00 PM CST

(Newser) – More apparent fallout from the Connecticut shooting: Sales of AR-15 magazines are so through the roof that the world's biggest firearm supplier apologized this week for delays, Raw Story reports. "It really has been unprecedented in the last 5 days," wrote a spokesman from Brownells on the AR15.com forum. In fact, 3.5 years' worth of magazines have sold over 72 hours for the AR-15, which is similar to the weapon used to murder 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut. "We’re working like crazy to get these orders to you as quickly as possible," the spokesman added. (Meanwhile Dick's Sporting Goods has stopped selling some semiautomatic rifles, which are selling fast at Walmart.)

Kenner Police Lieutenant Wayne P. McInnis, holds an American Manufactured AR-15 Assault Rifle in Kenner, La., a suburb of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008.
Kenner Police Lieutenant Wayne P. McInnis, holds an American Manufactured AR-15 Assault Rifle in Kenner, La., a suburb of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008.   (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)
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