Gun teachers, sellers see run on guns

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Sellers of guns are seeing a lot of activity these days.

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 02:12 PM.

Jim Blunt has taught marksmanship, gun safety, and concealed-carry classes on and off for 15 years. He has taught in Maryland, Virginia, and for the past five years in Santa Rosa Beach.

Blunt used to teach classes on an as-needed basis, then monthly. But due to increased demand, he is now teaching every other week.

In the wake of the Newtown school shooting that left 26 dead, Blunt says he believes there is a greater demand now because people are afraid the government is going to regulate the firearms industry or make it impossible to buy guns and carry them.

"Due to fear, we may see some hoarding of ammunition as people are afraid it will be restricted," he said.

Blunt doesn’t necessarily see it that way, and believes the nation will ultimately end up seeing an increase in background checks.

But that prediction has not stopped the flow of people signing up for his classes.

The faces Blunt is seeing in his classes these days has changed considerably. 



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