Gun Sales On The Rise After Election


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) President Obama's re-election have people buying guns across the country.

Shawn Butler spent three-thousand dollars recently on guns and ammo.

He likes to spend time at the shooting range, but also likes to have a home defense weapon.

But after the Presidential Election, butler is afraid he might not have a gun too much longer.

"I just know that President Obama is anti-gun, he has mentioned that he wants a ban on a so-called assault weapon. Even though a semi-automatic is not concerned an assault weapon” said Shawn Butler, gun buyer.

Butler isn't alone, just a day after President Obama was re-elected sales increased at red's trading post in twin falls.

It’s not just guns and ammo sales, but also a record number of people signing up for a concealed carry permit.

"A lot of people feel that there is a gun ban coming in place, he also eluded that in the second debate that he was looking to reintroduce an assault weapons ban” said Ryan Horsley Manager, Red’s Trading Post.

Red's Trading Post has sold more than 150-guns and 20-thousand rounds of ammo since post election. They've also seen a significant increase of online sales."

Sellers say citizens are driven by fears of tighter regulations under a democratic president.

"I think it's important to preserve the second Amendment because that's the most important of the constitution because without the second amendment to protect the rights of the citizens and rights to bare arms.

As many fear the future; locals like Butler are stocking up while they can.

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