Rise in gun sales, Colorado shooting part of motivation - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Rise in gun sales, Colorado shooting part of motivation

Friday's shooting in Colorado has sparked debates on gun control laws, and spiked some gun sales.

One new gun owner told Heartland News he's been thinking about buying a gun, and the incident Friday pushed him over the edge to make the purchase.

He said he wants the firearm to protect his family, but he made the purchase now because he said he's worried politicians will tighten gun laws following the movie theatre massacre.

Rowdy Enderle works at Shooter's Gun Store in Cape Girardeau said they see a spike in gun sales after shootings. He said he remembers the reaction after an elderly woman shot an intruder.

"The next day we had twenty elderly people coming in looking to purchase guns the very next day," said Enderle.

Gun stores in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, and Perryville said they've seen more people buying guns in recent days.

Enderle said they've broken every sales record so far this year, and he said he thinks it has to do with the election year, and the economy. He said a lot of times it's the politics that drive the gun sales.

"I know after 9/11 we did see quite a bit of increase and then in the last election of ‘08 we seen a large increase during election time," said Enderle.

Enderle said he's surprised by the number of people that don't know they have the right to own a gun in Missouri.

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • City frustrated with inconsistent mailing service

    City frustrated with inconsistent mailing service

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:23 PM EST2017-12-13 04:23:40 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:03 AM EST2017-12-13 14:03:57 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    For months the city of Hoxie has dealt with inconsistent mailing services with the U.S. Postal service in town.

    For months the city of Hoxie has dealt with inconsistent mailing services with the U.S. Postal service in town.

  • Soldier surprises kids at school

    Soldier surprises kids at school

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:15 PM EST2017-12-13 03:15:06 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:02 AM EST2017-12-13 14:02:34 GMT
    (Source: Poplar Bluff Middle School via Facebook)(Source: Poplar Bluff Middle School via Facebook)

    A soldier in the Missouri Army National Guard surprised his fifth grader during an assembly on Dec. 8 in Poplar Bluff.

    A soldier in the Missouri Army National Guard surprised his fifth grader during an assembly on Dec. 8 in Poplar Bluff.

  • A-State Chancellor surprises graduate student who couldn't attend ceremony

    A-State Chancellor surprises graduate student who couldn't attend ceremony

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:23 PM EST2017-12-13 03:23:22 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:59 AM EST2017-12-13 13:59:51 GMT
    (Source: Arkansas State University via Facebook)(Source: Arkansas State University via Facebook)

    One student at Arkansas State University couldn't attend the graduation ceremony over the weekend, so Dr. Kelly Damphousse made a special delivery Tuesday.

    One student at Arkansas State University couldn't attend the graduation ceremony over the weekend, so Dr. Kelly Damphousse made a special delivery Tuesday.

Powered by Frankly