Assault rifles flying off the shelf
Despite last week's school massacre in Connecticut, gun sales have spiked in Texas and elsewhere as fear of a possible ban spreads across the nation.
"We're doing about $100,000/day in sales of handguns, tactical shotguns, mainly tactical rifles," says Jeremy Alcede of Tactical Firearms in Katy.
"They're buying two, even five at a time," he says. "I've been getting 40-50 emails a day, people are taking days off work to come in, and it’s been insane."
Bill Hightower at Bayou City Firearms and Accessories says it's been the same for his shop too.
"Vendors are out of stock on anything with a capacity higher than 10-round magazines, all AR-15s, all AK-47s," Hightower told KTRH News. "Everybody is flocking to the stores and guns are flying off the shelf."
Some say President Obama's reaction to the Newtown killings has done more for gun sales than any holiday special could.