After photos began to surface of the Charleston shooter posing with confederate flags, liberals began condemning the flag, demanding that it be completely banned across the states.
Responding to the heated rhetoric, many retailers like Sears, Walmart, and Etsy, began pulling confederate flag memorabilia, as a way to keep the peace.
But now, independent small stores have been met with an unexpected consequence: a massive spike in sales.
One store owner, out ofÂ Little Rock, Arkansas, says he wasÂ shocked with the amount of sales, with several customers buying up items in large quantities.
â€œSomebody in Rhode Island ordered in 50 Confederate (lapel) pinsâ€
â€œWe sold 20 (flags) today and we would normally sell none,â€ Kerry McCoy noted.
Another store owner out of North Carolina was met with sales so “unbelievable” that he had to put a message to customers up on his site, after nearly 200 flags flew off the shelf within a short 24 hours.
The message reads:
â€œWe appreciate your support during this terribly sad time while the intolerant, the mean spirited, and the uneducated attack our Proud Southern Heritage with a vengeance.
Sorry â€“ we have sold out. Thank you so much â€“ our faith in the South has been renewed!
If you have already placed an order with us â€“ please be patient and rest assured that we are working as quickly as possible to get your order out to you and we will send an email as soon as we ship with the tracking information. We have received over 3,000 orders in less than 24 hours, when a good day for us is 20 orders in 24 hours. We are filling them and shipping in the order in which they were received.
As soon as we are â€˜caught upâ€™ with the backlog, we will again have the website back up and running.â€
When it comes down to it, Americans are not going to react kindly to anyone dictating what they can or cannot buy. The same thing happened when Obama tried to make a move against guns following the Sandy Hook shooting, where gun sales skyrocketed overnight.
Good job, libtards.
H/T [IJ Review]