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Gun sales on the rise

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

Michael Dunn just tried to order a particular kind of rifle for his Lakeland gun store, but he couldn't. The manufacturer had sold out since Barack Obama had been re-elected to the White House earlier this week.

Traditionally, the sale of firearms increases when a Democrat is elected president because some gun owners are concerned gun laws may tighten up.

"I don't believe they are getting as frenzied as they were in the last election, but there is definitely concern building," said Dunn, who own Vets Surplus on South Florida Avenue.

Stock prices on firearms are increasing as well. Experts say one reason is the natural ups and downs of the market; they say the other is Obama's re-election.

"It's a main factor," Derek Oxford of CPS Investment Advisors in downtown Lakeland said.

Watch Ken Suarez's full report in the video player above.

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