TAYLOR (WWJ) – Bullets and guns are flying off the shelves so quickly at least one local gun shop is rationing their ammo.
Gun sales at Top Gun in Taylor have more than doubled since this time last year, and owner Mike Barbour says they’ve been forced to limit bullet sales. Customers who come in to buy bullets to shoot at the range can only purchase one box each.
Barbour said the high demand is due to the stricter gun laws being pushed by the Obama Administration
He said it’s good for business, but there’s a down side.
“Now people are coming in and we don’t have anything to sell them,” Barbour told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Zahra Huber. “With the ammo restrictions I might only be able to see them a half-hour range time versus a whole hour. I can’t rent guns, because a lot of the gun rentals I don’t have the ammo to provide for them.”
Barbour said this is the busiest they’ve been since they opened 9 years ago with many guns and bullets on back order.
“A lot of people are wanting to come in and buy ammo to take out … either save up, to shoot outdoors, different things like that — and we’re not allowing it on a lot of calibers because we’re having to restrict it because we’re just not getting enough in,” he said.