On a slow news morning — only the report of a homicide in the 12000 block of Stagecoach Road with a SWAT callout in local headlines — I was drawn to this report on KTHV:

Local gun dealers reported the same spike in gun sales experienced nationwide on Black Friday. A single-day record 200,000 background checks were processed Friday and one local dealer reported sales seven times the normal level.


Peace on earth.

UPDATE: Police now say the call on Stagecoach was a murder/suicide in the Knollwood mobile home park.


IN OTHER GUN DEATHS: State Police say Charles Lindel Ice, 39, was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in Stuttgart. He’d been in a fight with another man. Morgan McDonald, 30, has been charged with first-degree murder, State Police said.