Murders are down, gun sales are up

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - New numbers from the FBI report murders in the country are down, but gun sales are shooting through the roof.

The manager of Shooter's Choice gun range in Wilmington said many people believe the President and congress will pass tougher gun laws.

Some law enforcement officers say most murders are committed with stolen or illegal guns, so they're not surprised with the recent numbers.

"I still hear folks that are afraid that some kind of law is going to be passed and they won't be able to get weapons anymore, and that's in other countries but I don't think it's going to happen here," said Ricci Wright with Shooter's Choice.  "For what I know, I don't think it will, but it does spur sales."

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