Longview dealers speculate on reasons for increase in gun sales
POSTED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:17am
UPDATED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 1:24pm
Longview, TX — Gun buyers are fired up these days, and whether it’s because they fear the Mayan calendar or President Barack Obama is anybody’s guess.
They’re mentioning both in Longview, gun dealers reporting a local rise in sales say. In the same breath, dealers also observe it’s tax refund season.
“And I think part of that is the economy is stable,” George’s Pawn Shop owner Jordan Osborne added. “We’re not in good shape, but it’s still better than it was a year ago. I think people are more comfortable spending their money this year than last year. We’re seeing that in all areas of our business.”
Osborne recalled gun sales rising at his High Street business the first years after Obama took office, as speculation abounded among some media commentators that the president was coming for their weapons.
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