Gun sales in and around Lewiston, Maine surged by more than 200% following the tragic mass shooting that resulted in the loss of 18 lives and left over a dozen individuals injured.
Even with a shelter-in-place order enforced in Lewiston, Maine, community members pleaded with local gun shop owners to open their doors.
Based on information from Fox Business, Ryan Gagnon, a co-owner at 3 Cousins Firearms in Lewiston, mentioned, “Our sales were up, I’d say, over 200% compared to a regular Friday.”
Another gun shop owner, Tony Lewis, said that he did more business after the mass shooting than he did during the entire month.
Lewis went on to clarify why Maine residents were rushing to purchase guns, stating: “People are scared… So they want to make sure they can protect themselves.”
As reported by Fox Business:
Gun sales in the Lewiston, Maine, area spiked as much as 200% after Wednesday’s mass shooting that claimed at least 18 lives and injured 13 more, one store owner said.
“We were swamped yesterday,” Ryan Gagnon, co-owner of 3 Cousins Firearms in Lewiston and a Navy veteran, told Fox News Digital Saturday morning. “Our sales were up, I would say, over