Gun sales are on the rise, and gun shop owners say the uncertain economy and upcoming election are the reasons.
Some report their sales are up as much as 25 percent from last year.
One of those gun shops that is seeing gun sales soar is the Albuquerque Pawn Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“Probably 20 to 25 percent, but inquiries are probably up 50 to 60 percent,” said owner Jay Johnston.
Johnston says there are a few reasons for the rise in gun sales.
He says one reason is the bad economy.
Johnston says more people are buying guns to protect themselves.
He says he is hearing another reason even more.
“If one particular candidate is elected, then rumor has it that there’s gonna be a serious gun ban and I think people wanna get the guns while they can,” Johnston said.