Spike in gun sales after Election Day
Jerry Stehman, owner of Jerry’s Outdoor Sports said, "Yesterday was our second biggest day, and it was a Wednesday, I mean Wednesday is generally one of the quietest days, so fear drives it."
Despite the busy stores, gun control has been a relaxed topic throughout the past four years, but again following Tuesday’s election gun stores filled up.
Owner of Top Shot, Daniel Lente, said, "The day after it was just packed, we went through 15 AR's just in a day, and hand guns the same thing, hand guns, ammunition everything just been moving out just as quickly as it comes in."
The only change in gun control from the Obama administration has been relaxing regulation in national parks and on Amtrak.
In 2008 the president said he would reinstate the assault weapons ban.. but it didn't happen. He also advocated for closing the loophole that allows for gun purchases without background checks, but that didn't happen either.
"High capacity magazines are flying out of here, because he said in his debate that he was going to re introduce the assault weapons ban," said Stehman.
He added, "The fear basically is raising taxes on ammunition raising taxes on the firearms, availability on firearms, 4 years ago when he got elected the sales run we've been on phenomenal and it's continued for four years and yesterday again we just had a phenomenal day. "
"They're basically coming in just because they're concerned about what's ahead and what's to come, just to be on the safe side," added Lente.
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