Amid a struggling economy, there is one industry still spiking. Gun sales have reached record highs across the country, and our area is no different. Since Barack Obama's win, gun sales are booming, especially at Shooters Choice in Wilmington said manager, Ricci Wright. Some gun owners are worried that once Obama is in office, they won't be able to buy certain types of weapons. Andrew Thompson said he has bought two new guns since the November 4th election. “Just like every body else, I'm hearing the same rumors. I'm getting what I can while I can just in case.” Rumors are that once Barack Obama gets in the White House he will tighten restrictions on buying guns. Obama said he supports the right to bear arms. "I believe the Second Amendment means something. I do think that it speaks to an individual right," said Obama. Obama wants to revive and make a permanent ban on assault weapons. He also supports a national ban on concealed weapons, and the right of local governments to set their own gun laws. However, the Obama team said guns are not at the top of the president-elect's priority list. The economy and health care are. But for Andrew Thompson, he is not going to wait and see. “I’m here just to see what he's got on the shelf that may not be available in months to come.” Virginia, Illinois, Michigan and Texas are also states where gun sales are on the rise.
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