After a tragic incident of mass shooting that happened in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the gun selling in the region has soared. Five soldiers were killed at a Navy Operational Support Center on July, 21.
Local retailers report, that demand for guns and machine guns has risen significantly.
Carter Shooting Supply co-owner Kristi Manning said, "We're gun carriers, we're the South, we're Tennessee. We tote guns, we carry guns, we carry several guns. You'd never think it would happen here, but it caught us off guard."
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives claims that arms production has increased twofold for the last 6 years, that is since 2009, when Barack Obama came to power.
Over the past weekend alone,Carter Shooting Supply sold "15 AR-15 rifles, 40 guns and 70 to 80 people signed up for the permit class." Shooters Depot "sold 89 guns in two days, and 289 people signed up for the handgun carry permit class."
Tennessee resident Michael Brown said, "You're never going to take the guns out of the bad people's hands no matter what you do, so I feel like we need to arm ourselves, and be prepared. I feel like if there were more people that had arms, there would be less crimes. I may be wrong but that's what I think."
"The ATF report confirms what we already know, that Barack Obama deserves the 'Gun Salesman of the Decade' award," said Erich Pratt, spokesman for the Gun Owners of America. "People have been rushing to buy firearms because they're afraid that Obama will take away their Second Amendment rights."
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