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Firearm, ammunition sales increase in KC after Capitol riot

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Posted at 6:13 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 07:13:51-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A riot at the U.S. Capitol building is causing an increase in firearm and ammunition sales at one Kansas City area gun store.

“We can't keep guns on the shelf," said Charles Weston, owner of Drum Magazines.

The Capitol attack left five people dead. Weston explained customers are buying more items since the riot.

“Guns, ammunition, any extra accessories. Any optics. Anything that’s going to give that advantage. Trying to buy bulletproof vests, even gas masks," Weston said.

The business owner explained his customers are not acting out of fear, but preparation.

Trin Porter said being prepared was the goal for his family after watching the attack inside the Capitol.

“If they can do it at the U.S. Capitol, anybody can decide to have an insurrection anywhere. And with that being said, everybody needs to be able to protect themselves," Porter said.

Weston added firearms and ammunition sales were steadily increasing before the Capitol riot.