Lubbock gun sales skyrocket after election

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's been four days since President Obama was reelected for a second term and in that time, Lubbock gun shops have seen a significant increase in business.

Thomas Truesdell of Sharp Shooters says, "They've probably jumped four to five hundred percent. Business is obviously good, but after every boom comes a bust, so we'd rather see stable than these crazy ups and downs."

Truesdell thinks gun buyers in Lubbock are scared of changes Obama might make to gun laws.

"I don't know if it's necessarily founded or not, but I think people are just a little worried about their ability to purchase and own guns," Truesdell said.

The most popular guns this season are the AR-10 and AR-15.

Vietnam Veteran Tony Mendoza thinks that the recent run on guns is an over-reaction but feels that people should have as many as they want.

"Me being a country boy, you know weapons were always a part of the household. I have eight weapons in my house and they are all loaded, so it depends on the individual," he said. "We've been having all these problems with terrorists and all that, so you get a little bit paranoid. I understand that."

However, he thinks changes need to be made to gun laws to make it safer for everybody.

"I think if you're going to go buy a weapon, you should have proof that you have taken some kind of instruction on how to use a weapon," Mendoza said.

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