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Gun Sales Shot Up After President's Speech
Taylor Brown goes to heartland outdoors for one reason.
To shoot an ar-15 and a hand gun, said Brown.
But after President Obama's speech Wednesday morning, Taylor may be
looking for a new place for target practice.
I think people will find their way around it in certain ways, said
President Obamas proposal for gun control includes universal background
checks and a ban on assault rifles and high capacity magazines.
I believe its a bad idea. I think it will create a frenzy for people
to get the guns.
Which is exactly what Heartland Outdoors is seeing.
We've already made our month for January, said store employee Clay
Hoover said sales have spiked since the president's speech. Most people after one thingAmmunition.
Ammo is in such high demand Heartland had to place a limit on the amount
customers can buy.
So that people didn't hoard ammo and we could accommodate other guests,
Assault rifles are also hard to come by.
There are none to be had, Hoover said.
Hoover has his theory why sales have shot up.
Fear that the government is going to take away their fire arms.
But not everybody is against the president's plan.
I think its a smart thing, said gun owner Larry Coleman. He thinks
the proposals are a step in the right direction. I think he should step in and
limit things or make it harder to get certain things and screen who has what
Hoover knows Wednesdays speech means his store won't be slowing down
It will drive demand even further up.
Leaving folks like Taylor shooting
while they still can.
Posted: Wednesday, January 16 2013, 10:40 PM CST
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Oklahoma lawmakers plan $45 million tornado relief
May 21, 2013 22:12 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have begun the process of appropriating millions of dollars in emergency funds to help pay the cost of recovering from tornadoes that have ravaged parts of central Oklahoma.
Separate committees of the House and Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to appropriate $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund. The money will go to the State Emergency Fund to help recover from a massive tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the money will help the Department of Emergency Management match disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or to pay costs not covered by federal dollars.
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