(WBTV-TV) The shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last month touched off a wave of gun buying — and President Barack Obama’s gun-control speech this week appears to have done little to slow it down.

Documents obtained by NBC News from the state of Connecticut through a Freedom of Information Act request show a spike in gun sales in the hours and days after the deaths of 20 schoolchildren and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Interviews with gun store owners in four states after Obama’s speech show that passion among buyers has not decreased over the month since Newtown; if anything, Obama’s speech appeared to set off a new frenzy of buying, with some stores running low on guns.

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