Post Obama Victory – Gun Sales Skyrocket
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) —
It’s been less than a week since U.S. voters re-elected President Barack Obama, and one industry is seeing a spike in sales as a result.
Gun sellers are reporting higher demand, sparked by fears the president will be tougher on gun control in his second term.
President Obama said during one of the presidential debates in October that he would like to reintroduce an assault weapons ban. But the ban instituted under President Bill Clinton didn’t actually stop the sale of these guns. The ban expired in 2004, and some worry a new one would bring tighter controls.
The door at The Gun Shop on Eisenhower Drive constantly opened and closed on many customers Monday, as the shop’s mascot, Sugar, wagged his tail in greeting. Sales here have been brisk over the past week. Kayton Smith III, president of The Gun Shop, said he is having a hard time keeping merchandise in stock.
“I’ve got ten AR-15 rifles en route to me right now, six of them already sold,” he said.