Updated 1:56 p.m. Dec. 20 with information about background checks in Illinois
It’s perhaps counter intuitive, but when acts of violence shake the nation, sales of guns go up. The same is happening with the sales of semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines.
Under normal circumstances you might be confuse the rush of customers at Mid America Arms in South St. Louis, as Christmas shoppers, but not so this year.
“It’s been one of our best days in 13 years but…not for the right reasons,” says owner Mark Campbell.