It’s been a week since a terrorist opened fire at a gay night club in Orlando and killed 49 people, and in that week, guns sales have soared. However, one gun store in particular sold quite a few AR-15s, and you won’t believe the staggering number.
Of course, whenever the government threatens to take away people’s rights, there’s usually a massive reaction from people who are tired of getting their rights trampled on, and such is the case with the renewed push for an assault weapons ban. Hunter’s Warehouse owner Tom Engle appeared on Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney on Saturday, and he revealed that his store has sold tens of thousands of AR-15s in just a week, and sales haven’t slowed down.
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Hunter’s Warehouse Owner Tom Engle told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney Saturday that his online gun shop, which carries an inventory of 300,000 to 400,000 weapons, has sold 30,000 AR-15s since Sunday.
A Federal Firearms License (FFL) permits gun store owners to import firearms and ammunition across the United States. Even though each state has its own gun laws, Engle explained how it would be possible to buy an AR-15 online.
“You would have the firearm shipped to an FFL [agency] in your home state because every state is different and then we would ship that FFL firearms agency in your home state and they would be responsible to do the paperwork for you in your home state,” he said.
The media has wrongly identified the rifle used in the Orlando shooting as an AR-15. According to reports, it was actually a Sig Sauer MCX semiautomatic rifle chambered with the same round as an AR, which is the single most popular rifle in the country.
Although according to Engle, the recent spike in AR-15 sales isn’t due to people wanting to protect themselves from terrorists. Instead, he said, it’s people’s fear that they might not be able to buy one in the future.
“Shootings don’t push up gun sales, he explained. “It’s when the government starts talking about banning particular guns and up go gun sales. When people lose their right to buy a particular gun or a particular type of gun, they go after them and they want them then.”