Economic impact of guns
The report said the decrease in the estimate of the holiday's sales came for two reasons: Hurricane Sandy and its devastation of the northeast coast, or NY/NJ area as well as the impact of the Sandy Hook shooting.
I understand fewer sales due to people paying to replace their homes and belongings, spending less on gifts because of the need for essentials. The economic impact of the hurricane affected sales of cars and will force the jump of building materials sales. But the emotional impact of a tragedy? That's kinda surprising, though I guess I can see people less enthusiastic, especially out east.
But I thought the jump in gun sales would counter that.