As NRA Is Criticized on Shooting Response, Bullets Sell
Brownells, the company that calls itself the world’s largest arms supplier, reports it sold three-and-a-half years’ worth of AR-15 ammunition magazine in just three days. The company apologized online for delays in shipping new orders.
The AR-15 is the nation’s most popular semi-automatic rifle, similar to the one used in the Newtown shootings.
At the same time, in Washington, the debate over gun control ramped up Sunday.
On “Face the Nation,” CBS News’ Bob Schieffer questioned NRA President David Keene about his statement during Friday’s news conference in light of the Sandy Hook shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn (see video at the left). Schieffer said Keene seemed to blame the mentally ill, Hollywood, the media and video game manufacturers - without laying any responsibilities on NRA’s policies.
Kenne responded, “We’re living in a country, a free country, in which people have a right to exercise their second amendment rights. We’re living in a country where in the last few decades as gun ownership has increased, violent crime has fallen. What we have though in this country — and in any country — is a percentage of people who are frankly either evil or crazy.”