Gun owners rush to get firearms before lawmakers act

Posted at 7:18 PM, Dec 19, 2012
and last updated 2013-01-21 16:02:47-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--John Cutrer manages the outdoor pursuits gun, hunting, and boating shop. They sell everything from rifles, to shot guns, handguns, and more.

While gun shops in some states have reported seeing a spike in sales. Cutrer said their sales have been relatively normal. But, he said he's not surprised to hear sales in some shops have gone up.

"People may be buying guns more because of the climate, the gun control climate or the safety climate and personal security climate"

Cutrer says with more and more shootings happening across the country lawmakers could soon buckle down on gun control.

He says more people are buying their guns now--in fear of congress drafting tougher legislation on gun laws.

But gun owners, like Sean Brantley said people are rushing to the stores to get their guns in case they are removed from the shelves “entirely.”

"The reason is because everybody is scared they're not going to be allowed to have them anymore and they're making sure they go ahead and get there’s before these new crazy laws congress is going to have come down," said Brantley.

Brantley, shopping for his own gun supplies, said he doesn't think most people even need assault rifles, but he says at the moment, it's our constitutional right.

"I don't think anybody should have an AK 47 running in the streets, but it’s our god given right, second amendment right that we're allowed to bare arms," said Brantley.