Gun Sales Soar in Kenosha, Wisconsin in Wake of Jacob Black Shooting
Civil unrest triggered by Jacob blakeThe shooting of many citizens of Kenosha and the surrounding areas rushes to stock up on weapons to protect themselves and their businesses.
Gun and ammunition stores across the region are seeing a surge in the number of people trying to buy guns, with many customers coming from neighborhoods in the midst of the unrest.
Joesph LaJoy, owner of LaJoy Precision Inc in nearby Pleasant Prairie, WI, told TMZ … he has completely sold every handgun, shotgun and all ammunition after making at least 150 phone calls a day in the process The shooting of Blake.
LaJoy says the majority of sales came from people who did not previously own guns or ammunition, and who are looking to protect themselves and their homes.
Meanwhile, at Red Dot in Lake Villa, IL near where “vigilante” shooter Kyle Rittenhouse hi, the manager of the gun store tells us that they have sold almost 100 guns in one day this week and are about to sell out completely.
We are told people were frantic and scared upon entering Red Dot, and many were shocked when they learned there was a 72 hour wait period to get a gun in Illinois.
At 5 Star Firearms in Zion, IL, the Director, Clinton, tells TMZ … the store is exhausted of all rifles, handguns and ammo, and it only took 2 days to clear the shelves.
Clinton says thousands of people have arrived … saying they’re looking to protect their businesses and homes. Most of the clients lived in Kenosha and Lake County, where Rittenhouse is from.
A similar scene took place at the Outdoorsman Sports Shop in Winthrop Harbor, IL, where the manager Paul tells us that thousands of people flooded the store this week, cleaning it up with 0.380 ammunition – the bullets used for handguns.
It’s a big summer for gun sales following civil unrest … as we first told you, there was lines around the block in gun stores in Los Angeles earlier this summer after the George Floyd Riots.
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