Gun Sales up in Texoma following Sandy Hook shooting

The debate over gun control continues in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

Guns stores across the country, including some in Texoma, are seeing an increase in guns sales due to fear of new gun control regulations.

Justin O'Malley, owner of O'malley Arms in Henrietta, says business is up nearly 40%.

"As we've seen, a lot of people have come in, they're afraid that the gun bans are coming... so there's a lot of people that are trying to buy them before they can no longer purchase them," O'Malley says.

Gun Control is now on the minds of many but O'Mally says the idea of banning fire arms would be wrong..

"This guy is absolutely evil and what he did is 100% wrong and it needs not happen again and the only way to do that is to let people protect themselves," O'Malley says.

O'malley adds the more restrictions there are on fire arms, the more events like the Sandy Hook tragedy could happen.

O'Malley exclaims, "My only hope is that Texas takes it seriously and Texas drops the gun ban from schools and allows teachers and parents and other people to carry guns when they are in or around schools so they can protect themselves and their children."

He says there's a sad lesson to be learned..

"It's become a big deal and as a result, we've disarmed people and everytime you disarm people, you make them victims to people that would do them harm."

The nation's largest police union came out in support of a new assault weapons ban and the National Rifle Association is supposedly holding a press conference on Friday about this issue.

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