Now that gun stores in Massachusetts can open back up, there will likely be a lot of people looking to pick up firearms. In fact, it’ll be surprising if there aren’t simply because they have in every other state in the country. After all, we’re looking at back-to-back record-breaking months of gun sales, providing a huge shot in the arm of the firearm industry and potentially undermining gun control completely.
However, one gun shop owner predicts people will be buying guns just for the sake of buying them.
Gun shops in Massachusetts can reopen this weekend, after a federal judge said Thursday it is unconstitutional for the state to close them because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Vinny Cedrone — whose store, Shawsheen Firearms in Billerica, was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the state — predicts gun owners who were “enraged” by the temporary shutdown will make a statement with their wallets.
“People are going to come out and buy guns just to friggin’ buy guns,” he said.
“Even if they didn’t want one, they’re going to come out and buy a gun just to stick it up that a**hole’s a**,” he said, referring to Gov. Charlie Baker.