Spike in gun sales due to “gun control” talk

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With the recent shooting tragedy in Orlando, politicians are becoming even more vocal about their views on gun control.
 
Hunter Simmons is a manager at Simmons’ Sporting Goods and said AR15’s and handguns are flying off the shelves.
 
Simmons said they’ve seen an increase in gun sales, but they are stocked and prepared.
 
It’s something they predicted after talking to their customers.
 
“They’re worried that one day they may not be able to get a gun when they want,” said Simmons.
 
That worry stems from some law makers and presidential nominees’ views on gun control, especially after the Orlando mass shooting.
 
Simmons said he’s been approached by people who have been misinformed about how they run their business.
 
“A lot of them aren’t informed. They don’t know. I’ve had people come up to me and say, ‘Why are there no background checks?’ Well there is a background check,” said Simmons.
 
Every time someone comes in the store runs a background check and if they still feel unsure about the sale, they will not complete it.
 
“If we ever feel that it’s not a good sale or this person does not need to be buying a gun, we can shut the sale down ourselves, and we do that on occasion,” said Simmons.
 
Simmons said that store always has, and will continue, to make responsible sales.

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