Boston bombing attack sparks gun sales in Charlotte

Boston bombing attack sparks gun sales in Charlotte

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by GLENN COUNTS / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on April 20, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 20 at 3:39 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Charlotteans woke up Friday morning one of the largest cities in the country was on lockdown.

Some residents decided personal protection was in order so it was a very busy day at Hyatt Guns.

“(Thursday) was a nice spring day, it was kind of quiet in the gun shop, but late yesterday we started getting really busy we had a hard time closing and (Friday) when we opened there was a big line waiting at the door,” said Larry Hyatt the owner.

Experts say the Boston situation is unique, and it’s hard to image putting an entire city on lockdown.

"That's probably not in everybody's plan, it's not something you ever expect to have to do...shut down an entire city," said Former Assistant F.B.I. Director Chris Swecker.

The Charlotte Law Enforcement Community is monitoring the events in Boston to determine what lessons can be applied in Charlotte

The Boston suspects emigrated from Chechnya. Chechen radicals striking in the U-S may be new, but the F.B.I. has been watching those terrorist groups for a long time.

“Were not talking about the entire Chechen community were talking about the hard core elements and they are known to be especially radical and cruel,” said Swecker.

Swecker is also worried that terrorists are also learning from Boston, about how easy it is to shut down a city with a simple crude attack.


 

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