Gun sales soar at NH store in wake of CT tragedy
MILFORD, N.H. (WHDH) -- Within hours of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, guns at a New Hampshire gun store were flying off the shelves.
“I've never seen anything like this as busy as it’s been. We're setting new sales records every day,” said Nick D’Augustine.
Since Friday afternoon, Nick D'Augustine has been selling 20 to 25 guns per day -- that’s compared to average daily sales of five or six.
“It's been nonstop -- the phones been ringing nonstop. the cash register has been going nonstop,” said D'Augustine.
Gun sales may be nonstop, but Tuesday was the first time the National Rifle Association released a statement regarding the Sandy Hook tragedy.
It says it's "prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again."
In the Milford, New Hampshire shop, the frenzy is for weapons like the AK-47 and the AR-15; the same weapon that police say was used to gun down children at Sandy Hook.
Dicks Sporting Goods also said it will suspend selling military-style weapons.
Calling the massacre a "tipping point,” the mayors of the nation's biggest cities today issued an open letter, calling on Congress and the president to "ban assault weapons" and "high capacity magazines” and "to strengthen the national background check system," eliminating gun show loopholes.
But before Washington can act, gun rights supporters are getting a jump on getting more guns.