Gun sellers: Gun control talks boost sales

Gun sellers: Gun control talks boost sales

(WPMI) Gun sellers: Gun control talks boost sales MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Gun sellers say sales were already through the roof due to the pandemic, protests, and presidential race in the last year. "The last year has been extremely busy," said Robert Laitala, owner of Big Dog Firearms. At his Saraland store, shelves that normally would be stocked are cleared out. "As fast as we can order and receive merchandise, it goes," said Laitala. "I received ten firearms yesterday at 3:30, and they were gone by 5 o’clock." Laitala says even more people may consider buying a firearm after hearing President Biden on Tuesday call for gun control legislation. "We have to act. We should also ban assault weapons in the process," said Biden. Biden wants Congress to ban military-style semiautomatic rifles, the kind of gun used in the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado on Monday. But since most bills need 60 votes in the Senate, a ban would need Republican support. That won’t come from Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL). "It is a people problem, not a gun problem," said Tuberville. Tuberville also opposes the two bills passed in the House that expand background checks. Wednesday, he said to stop tragic mass shootings, the country should focus more on mental health. "We’ve got to get a handle on this, our mental health problem," said Tuberville. Biden on his campaign website, which is still up today, stated he would "use his executive authority to ban the importation of assault weapons." […]

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