People using income tax refund to buy guns

Posted on April 19, 2012

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Forget about paying the bills with your tax refund, some are heading to the gun shop instead. Over at Shoot Straight employees say more people are taking a shot at a owning a gun, thanks to Uncle Sam, "This is tax time and people are getting their tax returns or they're expecting to get their money back and they take a punch and make a purchase. Combine the uncertain times with the extra cash people are getting and these are the ingredients for good gun sales." Employee Charles O'Meara says politics help motivate sales, "In a presidential election year there's always a little bit of uncertainty. The Obama years we thought we'd hit high water marks that we'd never touch again and this year we're going beyond that."

Read the article: WOFL (Orlando, Fla.)

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