Gun bans increase sales, but eventually cost jobs
In the short term, when the President talks gun control -- gun sales skyrocket. But the President made gun store owners nervous during the debates.
"Weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on our streets."
Houston gun store owners like Jeremy Alcede at Tactical Firearms say the "assault" gun ban the President wants will be a job killer.
"If they get rid of that we're gonna have to lay off people because that's the majority of our gun sales."
Bill Hightower at Bayou City Firearms and Accessories says a Clinton-era ban that expired in 2004 was a bad idea.
"It limits the guns that are now very popular to use during free gun competitions and other shooting sports."
Both point out the guns to be banned are not military grade and banning them will not stop crime because crooks don't typically buy guns at stores.
Both say gun enthusiasts have been buying at a heightened pace because they're worried about another Obama term.