With the Obama administration now
firmly in power, hunters and other gun owners are expressing concerns about how
they perceive administration's policies on gun ownership. Retailers in Kodiak
are experiencing increased sales for this time of year while struggling to meet
Mack's Sport Shop has seen gun sales
increase markedly since Obama was elected President, according to Erik
Berggren, manager of the gun department at Mack's. Berggren attributes this to
people's fears of Obama's policies on guns.
-- (Berggren 1 11 sec "In both ammunition ... willing to vote
said supply is not currently keeping up with demand, and that sales could be
going even better if he were able to stock or order all the needs of customers.
He estimates an increase of about 40 to 50 percent on sales of guns and
ammunition for this time of year. He also said the demand for certain weapons
has increased drastically.
-- (Berggren 2 55
sec "The problem is
twofold ... would like to have at this point.") At Cy's sporting Goods the situation appears to be no less
lucrative but no less challenging when it comes to buying and selling guns.
Owner Sharon Moore said gun sales are up roughly 40 percent, with some
customers even clearing the shelves of their ammunition of choice.
-- (Moore 1 17 sec "The gun sales have ...
paranoid I think.")
Moore echoed Berggren's
sentiments with regard to supply and demand. She said people are looking for
certain types of guns they believe President Obama plans to outlaw, and those
are the most difficult for Moore
to find or order.
-- (Moore 2 27
sec "They're looking for
... the guns that people want.")
administration has yet to propose gun legislation, although it has been a topic
of discussion among second amendment advocates. Officials from the Kodiak
Wal-Mart, which also provides retail sales of guns and ammunition could not be
reached for comment. I'm Erik Wander.