Morgan County gun store owner, sheriff react to President Biden’s gun control executive actions

Morgan County gun store owner, sheriff react to President Biden’s gun control executive actions

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – After shootings making headlines around the country, President Joe Biden announced a series of executive actions aimed at gun control laws. Mid-City Pawn and Guns in Decatur has 5 to 10 first-time gun buyers coming through their doors each day. Shop manager Howard Godbee said many buyers are using money from stimulus checks. “Their ability to buy a firearm in the future might not be there, and instead of using that stimulus check for buying things they ought to be doing, they’re buying fire arms with it,” he said. Godbee said their sales of guns such as the AR-15 and handguns have really skyrocketed since the new administration came into office. “What used to be probably a 30% or 20% of your business is 75% of your business,” he said. He said people want those guns for a couple of reasons, one being these guns could become targets for larger gun control. More commonly, Godbee said, those guns are two used for recreational target shooting and self-protection. Sales of guns in general increase whenever the topic of gun control comes up in Washington, especially from the White House. “It’s a rock and hard place for them because of all this violence going on. At the same time they’re infringing on the 2nd Amendment and people don’t want to stand for it,” Godbee said. Godbee said restricting gun rights for all is not the right plan, but tighter restrictions in some areas could be a good […]

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