Gun sales spike during presidential election
After decisive Obama victory in the 2012 Presidential Election Tuesday, local gun retailers are reporting a spike in sales.
Eagle Gun Range Owner Hamp Dowling says there's a lot of uncertainty about the future of the Second Amendment.
"That's just what's on the Internet, and that's what you hear from a lot of folks, you're not real sure what (President Obama) is going to do," Dowling said.
Dowling says it's pretty clear how people in Middle Georgia are reacting to the rumors. He's estimated the range has had a 20% increase in gun and ammunition sales for the last two weeks.
"We have had a bump in both firearm sales, handgun sales, long gun sales, a lot of shotguns," Dowling said.
Dowling says people are also buying freeze dried food and other emergency supplies.
"You never know, you might have another Sandy or Katrina or whatever happens to hit, and you got be prepared for it," Dowling said.
All the extra spending is good, but Dowling says there is a downside.
"The problem with it is supply for us, from our suppliers it's getting more and more limited because the big guys are buying out all the materials so us small businesses don't get to buy the good stuff," Dowling said.