Gun sales rise sharply for Black Friday, month of November
Toy and electronics stores weren't the only businesses racking up big sales numbers on Black Friday.
For area gun shops, the weekend after Thanksgiving is typically one of the busiest of the year. They saw even more sales this year after the re-election of President Barack Obama, continuing a trend that occurred after he was first elected president.
"California is following pretty much the national trend," said Michelle Gregory, spokeswoman for the California Department of Justice, which keeps a record of dealer sales.
Gun sales typically increase after elections, and whenever gun lobbying groups suggest the possibility of gun control legislation.
This year, Black Friday gun sales were up 59 percent over from the same day a year ago, she said. The figure for transactions in November also showed a 49 percent increase over November 2011...