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Friday, January 14, 2011

Arizona Gun Sales Surge In Wake Of Tucson Shooting

Store owner Greg Wolff takes a look at a customer's Glock semiautomatic pistol at his Glockmeister store in Phoenix. (AP)

One-day sales of handguns in Arizona jumped 60 percent on January 10th — the Monday after the Arizona shooting that left six people dead and 14 injured, including Congressman Gabrielle Giffords.

One area store owner says he’s having trouble keeping Glock pistols on his shelves. And ammunition is selling just as briskly.

We talk to Steve Zacher, operations manager for Glockmeister Gun Shops in Arizona, about the surge in sales, Arizona gun laws and why his customers are buying the weapons.

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