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People using income tax refund to buy guns

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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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