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National trend of increased gun sales seen locally

Published 9:36am Monday, January 14, 2013

He said some people were purchasing Christmas presents and using Christmas money but others were concerned about restrictions for gun ownership becoming more stringent in the near future.

Several customers discussed with Ross their desire to purchase a gun because of President Obama’s reelection and the fear of stricter gun regulations after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Ross said his Columbus shop saw an increase over the last month primarily in the sale of ammunition, pistols and of Armalite Rifles or ARs.

“[Stricter regulation] It’s on the back of our minds but we have to keep going right now and see what happens down the pipe,” Ross said.

Ross said Foothills Gun Gallery from the beginning intended to fill a gap in the area by providing more than just guns to hunting enthusiasts and outdoorsmen. The shop also sells hunting gear, archery equipment and even outerwear.

To find out more about county or state gun regulations, contact your county sheriff’s office.

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