Gun Sales Continue in South Central Kentucky

By: Lauren Forsythe Email
By: Lauren Forsythe Email

As the gun debate continues, gun shops are still finding it difficult to fill their shelves with supplies.

Local gun shop owners fear, what they feel may be happening in the government.

Like several others, Bowling Green gun shop owner Sherwood Davis has seen record-breaking gun sales over the last four months.

"Products were flying off the shelves at the distributors and manufactures also, and all of the sudden it became hard to get anything so where we've got a normally excellent stocked gun shop. It became more difficult for us to have the selection that we like to keep," Davis says.

Recently popular purchases like the AR are now restocked in Sherwood's stock room, but he's having trouble getting enough ammunition to satisfy customers.

He questions if the lack of ammunition is actually a case of supply and demand.

"We cannot acquire the ammo. We are getting it trickled into us, and you see reports all the time about the huge quantities that the government is ordering and buying. I'm not sure that they are not underhandedly trying to control firearms, because they couldn't get the bills through legally," he says.

Before the Newtown shooting, Sherwood says he ordered 10 to 12 cases for a two week supply, now he's lucky to get 2 cases every two weeks.

The lack of ammunition has hunters frustrated.

"Unfortunately, a lot of people who want to own guns, or own guns are responding by trying to buy everything that they can, trying to keep back ammunition so they have that to keep the weapons that they own and it's just unfortunate that we are focusing on that guns are inherently bad instead of the people who commit these crimes are bad," says hunter, Tom Baker.

Congress met today to discuss a possible agreement about strengthening background checks when purchasing guns over the internet and at gun shows.

Baker says anything Congress can do to keep criminals from buying guns, while keeping the second amendment in tact is a good thing.

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