Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gun Sales Skyrocket After AZ Shooting

Gun sales are booming after the recent tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., and it's leading to an increased interest in shooting sports.

Joe Reddick with Heartland Outdoors of Edmond says, "Yesterday we did at least three times the number of gun sales we normally do; handguns mostly, assault rifles, AR15's, things like that, tactical style shotguns were flying out of here yesterday."

The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and other victims has sparked debate over the current gun laws, and now, Reddick says, "I think it's just cause people are scared the government's just going to try to take away their rights."

Others say they are simply concerned for their safety.

Lakin Best recently took up the sport of shooting and says, "It's really just for self-defense, for protection, I don't want to be afraid of the gun."

Despite the increase in sales, dealers caution interested buyers to not jump the gun.

Those who aren't familiar with weapons need to first get educated about gun safety and the law.

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