Standing room only at Bizarre Guns.
That's not to say it's not busy this time of year, it is.
But according to the manager, sales are up by 50%.
“A little bit of everything. Handguns are going,” says Manager John Clement, when asked what people are buying.
Clement says the big sellers right now, Glocks--handguns most used by law enforcement and A-R-15 rifles.
It's semi automatic, and Clement says often mislabeled as an assault rifle.
“Assault rifle by government definition is capable of firing full auto. These are not. They are semi-automatic. People use them for hunting. But we are selling a lot of them because people are afraid. They've been contemplating it and now they've said ok I've made a decision. I'm gonna get one. There's no such thing as an evil gun,m or a bad gun. Bad people do bad things with guns.”
Newtown shooter Adam Lanza used an A-15 style rifle to kill 20 first graders at their school along with 5 adults.
Many politicians including President Obama say they support reinstating a ban on weapons like the A-R-15.
That ban was allowed to expire in 2004.
It's a move Clement calls foolhardy.
He points out Columbine occurred during that ban---and history tells him bans on guns only work in favor of criminals.
“Gun control just doesn't work. History has proven it. I don't know what else to say. If you can't look at the empirical evidence and see how its failed, I'm sorry whether you are a politician or just a gun control freak, you are nuts,”says Clement.
Clement says he wishes everyone on both sides would simply take a breath.
He says such emotion doesn't guarantee good gun laws, or good responsible gun owners
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