Brownells, the World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools, is reporting they just sold what is normally a 3.5 year inventory of extended AR-15 magazines in 72 hours.
They sold so many magazines so fast that online shoppers were clicking on magazines that showed up as "in stock," only to find them on back order by the time they navigated to checkout.
Brownells' CEO said, "The demand for magazines actually exceeded the ability of the system to keep up with the volume that was being ordered."
This same scenario is playing out all over the country, and not just at online suppliers.
For example, at the Scottsdale Gun Club in Scottsdale, AZ, where the walls are normally blanketed with AR-15 variants and other popular rifles for sale, those walls are now barren. And the boxes of extended AR-15 magazines are gone too. All bought up as a safeguard, just in case House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) does something other than stand his ground and tell Democrats that any new gun control legislation is a non-starter.