Gun owners consider president's plan a 'knee-jerk reaction'
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – President Obama's plan for
gun control is considered the most comprehensive package to come from the
That same Wednesday, gun owners and enthusiasts, sounded off
about the effort.
Rick Wright, who owns Shooter's Choice, said a ban on
assault weapons would be a knee-jerk reaction and create a second economy of illegal gun dealing, similar
to what he saw during the previous federal ban from 1994 – 2004.
"It's crazy," he said. "Stuff has doubled and tripled in price."
Wright's prices stay the same, but he said similar guns are going
for inflated prices at online auctions.
Mister Obama signed nearly two dozen executive orders Wednesday,
one of which calls for a universal background check. To that, Wright said the
firearm industry is already regulated enough with local, state and federal
The gun store owner said
he's skeptical that a forced maximum of 10 bullets to a magazine will make much
of a difference. He said someone with enough hate to hurt another person will
not be phased by reloading.
"If you want to shoot somebody, a 10 round magazine is no less
dangerous than a 30 round magazine," Wright said.