Letter: The Stampede to Gun Shops

To the Editor:

To all those people across the country and here in Vermont who rushed to gun shops since the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., to purchase assault rifles just in case the gun laws change (“Upper Valley Gun Stores Report Brisk Sales as Buyers Expect New Curbs,” Dec. 20), I say, “Shame on you.”

Carol Schoenig



Upper Valley Gun Stores Report Brisk Sales as Buyers Anticipate New Curbs

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Windsor — A potential ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines has driven Back 40 Guns and Ammo into gun sale overdrive, as customers buy up weapons and ammo they soon might not be able to acquire. The most popular items, said Mark Lancaster, the store manager, are guns such as the AR-15, the semi-automatic rifle that has become …