‘All the riots started it’: Gun sales skyrocket in Oregon

Gun sales are shooting up at record-breaking levels in Oregon, with shop owners citing upticks in violence and riots as the biggest motivator for people to arm themselves.

Oregon has long made the national spotlight for persistent riots that overtook Portland, which at one point during the summer last year was the center of a police-free autonomous zone similar to the ‘CHAZ’ zone created in Seattle.

Scott Wyke, owner of Hammer Down Firearms in Bend, said ammunition, as well as guns, are going fast because of the civil unrest.

“All the riots started it,” Wyke Read more…

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