ALBANY, N.Y. — “We’re swamped all the time,” said B & J Guns Sales Manager, Chris Powell. “These people are not just buying one gun, they’re buying multiple guns and plenty of ammo.”

The economy may be hurting many businesses across the state, but not gun shops. Sales of handguns and ammunition are way up, according to Powell.

“We’re seeing quite a few new gun owners, especially new pistol owners, people that are just applying for their permit. A lot of them have to pick out a gun before they go through the application process,” he said.

Thomas Clingan, Albany County Clerk, said, “As I actually look at the numbers for the past few years, it’s up maybe five to seven percent.” Read more

Source: News 10 Now