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Sparked By Fear, Gun Sales In Massachusetts Break Record

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  • Gun sales in Massachusetts, long controlled but anti-gun liberals, have skyrocketed since 2020, due in-part to people wanting to arm themselves out of fear.
  • Many customers “haven’t fully grasped the idea of wanting to own a firearm for defensive purposes, but something brought them here,” Cape Gun Works co-owner Toby Leary said.
  • Leary said many of his customers during the pandemic and following months told him that they did not like guns, but that fear pushed them to make the purchase.

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