Gun Enthusiasts Waiting Hours in Line

Posted at 8:59 PM, Dec 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-21 22:41:21-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-Ever since the gun debate about banning military style weapons like the AR-15 Rifle, reportedly found at the Connecticut shooting scene has surfaced, places like Silver Bullet Fire Arms in Wyoming have been overwhelmed with customers.

Sam Rodriguez had already waited about 2 hours in line while some of his friends had been there longer.

“I invested into nice weapons now I want to at least go out and have fun, do my sports, with the weapons I invested in and now the manufacturers have shortages and I mean don’t think that’s fair but I want to get mine before they run out.”

The AR-15s have all sold out at Silver Bullet and places like GoldStar Outdoors in Edmore. Sam already has the guns and now its the ammo that’s becoming difficult to snag.

He explained his purpose of waiting in line was to get 30-Round mag pull clips, 20-Round mag pull  clips and some .223 auto ammunition that was about 10 tens less the price than what it was selling for online.

“It really sucks and it’s good for the small business, I love Silver Bullet so I’m glad they’re making a lot of money, but for us, it’s crazy, just an avid hunter I want to be able to have a big clip and I think I should be able to do that.” Sam said.

Even answering the flooding phone lines is next to impossible, a store spokesperson said. Gary Scharke called for three straight days and couldn’t get through. He shared his take on the government talks.

“I think it’s every time something happens like this they always blame the gun owners for it, but yet the guns don’t kill people only people kill people.” Scharke said.

People signing up to take the CCW course is also on the rise at Silver Bullet.