Gun sales soar at a local gun shop


Columbus, GA —The Monday morning after the terrorist attack in Orlando, shop owners say the phone was ringing off the hook at Shooter’s Valhalla in Uptown.

They say they continue to be busy with sales that are double the normal. They are even having a hard time keeping ammo and certain gun parts in stock at their store.

Store owners call it “fear buying” and they tell News 3 there are two parts to it. One: because people want to protect themselves and the other reason is because people are expecting gun bans.

One of the owners, Gene Lively, says they run full background checks through the FBI. He believes it is the FBI that may need to look at changing the way they run things.

“They should be able to pick up if they investigated someone…we are running them through their database…if they don’t pick it up that’s not on us,” says Lively.

Lively says they’ve even had their first protestor on the heels of the incident. He says he was not offended by the protestor, rather he says he respects his 1st Amendment to be able to protest about issues concerning the 2nd Amendment.

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