November 7, 2008
It appears the election of Barack Obama is definitely giving a boost to sales of guns and ammunition. While the President-elect has not said anything specific about his plans for firearms and ammo, buyers and gun owners are afraid of what might happen, looking at his past record.
Local 12′s Rich Jaffe says that concern is making for brisk business.
Chris Maberry’s buying something he’s always wanted … a nine millimeter assault rifle. It’s his second gun purchase since the election.
Chris Maberry, Gun Buyer: “Because this will not be available in a very short amount of time. Mr. Obama has stated many times that Mr. Bush was lapse in not renewing his assault weapons ban … and I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity.”
The “One Shot” gun shop in Newtown specializes in police and military-style weapons. For the last couple of weeks, they’ve been selling 20 to 30 guns a day … with people sometimes waiting in line before the shop even opens. Many buyers are afraid that when the new president takes over, he’ll bring back the ban on assault weapons.
This article was posted: Friday, November 7, 2008 at 10:50 am