Although it’s impossible to know exactly how many “high capacity” magazines were sold during that week, we have a few pieces of evidence that show it was in the millions. Gun stores and ranges couldn’t keep the magazines in stock. In fact, some were even having to put limits on the number of magazines a person could buy at one time just to try to keep them in stock for a short period of time.
“Everything was all sold out. I basically took whatever I could get,” Chris Puehse, the owner of Foothill Ammo in Shingle Springs, east of Sacramento, told the Daily Mail. “People loved it. It was like we were out of prison and were not treated like bastard stepchildren of the country anymore.”