Gun sales, permits on the rise in Chenango

NORWICH – For the past few weeks, a dramatic increase in firearm sales have swept across the nation and Chenango County is no exception. Gun vendors in the county have notice a marked increase in the number of guns being sold and many are even selling out. In particular, sales of “assault weapon” type rifles, specifically AR-15 model semi-automatic rifles, have skyrocketed, spurred on by talks of renewing the Federal Assault Weapons Ban which expired in 2004, in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14.




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