AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – More people are buying guns, despite demand for tighter gun laws. The F.B.I says background checks have been increasing for the last seven years.
On Black Friday, the F.B.I processed more than 185,000 background checks. Background checks are processed every time someone tries to buy a gun.
Agawam gun shop owner Walter Lamon told 22News he’s seen a spike in gun sales, especially among women. “It’s a general concern, with the possibility that at some point in the future we may be restricted from either buying or owning firearms.”
Culverine Firearms said customers want to get their guns out of fear the law will change and make it more difficult.
Gun sales surged to $210-million in the third quarter for Springfield-based gun manufacture Smith & Wesson.