Gun owners react to Obama proposals
DENHAM SPRINGS- After President Obama proposed sweeping changes to gun laws dozens of people flooded BJ Pawn to purchase weapons and accessories they think could be outlawed.
Carl Tanner was buying one of the hottest items, high capacity ammunition clips.
"I'm picking up some mags for my guns, because I know in the next couple of days I won't be able to pick them up anymore, it's ridiculous that the president is making it to where you can't do it, it has nothing to do with the violence and the shootings and all that," said Tanner.
The ban won't take effect unless Congress passes legislation making it law, which means right now the sale of those items is still legal, but finding the guns is a different story.
"People are buying anything they can get their hands on, whether they have the weapon or the gun that goes with the ammunition, they're buying any ammunition they can get their hands on, people that have never owned a gun and never operated a gun are coming in and buying guns," said Kyle Ford, who works at BJ Pawn.
"It's hard to find an AR, it's definitely hard to find an AR, I know with all of this going on it's definitely made a spike in business," said Cory Champagne, who was looking for a new gun.
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