Brian Ross of Foothills Gun Gallery fills racks with merchandise just before he opened his Columbus shop in October 2011. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

National trend of increased gun sales seen locally

Published 9:36am Monday, January 14, 2013

A national discussion of gun regulation and the right to bare arms recently spawned a jump in sales according to one gun shop owner.

The increase was seen locally as much as it was seen on a national level, said Foothills Gun Gallery owner Brian Ross.

“We’ve been so busy that we haven’t had a chance to sit down and actually look at the numbers – how much more business we’ve done than last year – but we have definitely seen an increase in sales,” Ross said.

Ross noted the surge was related to a combination of two things.

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