Guns Flying Off Shelves In Lexington Gun Store

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
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Updated: 1/31/2013 7:26 pm
Gun sales have spiked twice in the past two months both nationally and in Kentucky.

The first came after the shooting in Newtown, CT...and the more recent one after President Obama's proposed legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

At Classic Arms and Archery--a gun store in Lexington--workers said sales have been booming because of it.

"It seems that maybe once somebody's told there's a possibility they can't have it, they want it. We're seeing buyers that maybe not normally...would normally not buy one," said Ryan Williamson, co-owner of the gun shop.

Employees said assault weapons have been some of their biggest sellers; some people come in to buy them that have never bought a gun before.

"A lot of people--simply for a lot of standard reasons--they're coming in. They wanna protect themselves," said Williamson.

But though business is booming now, the co-owner said he doesn't think the trend will continue for long.

"As we've seen historically, it'll level off and even get back to more level buying patterns."
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