Gun sales strong: Buyers concerned that the next administration could tighten gun regulations
>>…….”I don’t care if it’s the iPod, the market wants what it thinks is limited and restricted,” said Alice Tripp, legislative director of the Texas State Rifle Association. “If it’s something you’ve been thinking about owning, you’re going to go to some trouble, some expense to get it while it’s still out there.”
Before the 1994 federal assault weapons ban took effect, buyers sought to purchase the rifles and magazines that would soon be illegal to buy in stores, leading to limited supply and higher prices, Tripp said.
This summer, sales at McBride’s Guns in Austin are 10 percent higher, compared with the same time last year, said store owner Joe McBride.
“Our regular client base is very concerned about anti-gun legislation if the wrong people get elected,” McBride said, adding “what they see as the wrong people.” ……….>>