Gun Owners Reload After Obama's Re-election
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Ever since President Barack Obama took office four years ago, gun sales have increased.
As media outlets revealed the man elected to lead our nation Tuesday night, many folks around the country knew where they were heading first thing Wednesday morning.
John G., a salesperson at Jerry's Outdoor Sports, said, "The day after there was a lot of guys here walking around with a distraught look on their face and a big box of ammo."
This trend is a familiar one for gun retailers like Jerry Stehman. Stehman is the owner of Jerry's Outdoor Sports. He said, "It's the fear of regulation, maybe banning different things like high-capacity magazines. Tomorrow, Saturday, we expect to just get absolutely run over, which we did four years ago; it was the biggest day I'd ever had."
"They're worried; they know Obama's agenda. They just don't want to be caught without what they want. They should be able to have what they want," John said.
Although President Obama didn't do anything to cause this sort of panic in his last term, there's fear he may when not facing re-election.
Stehman said, "He's a lame duck, and now everybody has that fear of a lame duck trying to do whatever it feels like because he doesn't have to worry about getting re-elected."
Stehman says business is good and sales are high, but even so, he wishes the race had ended in a different way.
"It comes down to trust, and the gun community doesn't trust him or his liberal allies. It really just comes down to trust," said Stehman.
While gun control legislation doesn't appear to be surfacing any time in the near future, many local residents aren't taking any chances.