Controversy concerning gun sales have put the spotlight on President-Elect Barack Obama's stance on the issue. Obama has said in the past that although he does support the second amendment, it doesn't mean state and local government can't limit that right.
The controversial issue of whether or not to bear arms has gun sales here in West Texas on the rise. Since the election, gun sales are going up all across the state. Folks here in Lubbock are worried that under a possible ban, guns would either be taxed too heavily or too expensive to buy.
We saw this scenario under the Clinton administration, but it's since then expired.
Charles Blackwell with Sharp Shooters says just in the past week, his store has done twice the business than normal for this time of year.
Mike Prosser bought two guns today -- He says he's been waiting to do it, but after the election's outcome -- nows the time.
Both Blackwell and Prosser say they are concerned about this ban happening again, both for business and personal rights.
Charles Blackwell, Sharp Shooters Gun Store: "It's kind of overwhelming, really. I'm kind of surprised that number one, he's come out and stated publicly that he plans to re-enact these bans, do all that so quick, i'd think he'd have different priorities right now."
Mike Prosser, Against Gun Ban: "As far as i'm concerned, the 2nd amendment gives all us citizens the right to bear arms. And as far as i'm concerned, I'm going to own and bear arms."
Now -- Obama has made no formal announcement that he will re-enact these laws, and people who agree say they're surprised people are so antsy about it when nothing is official.