OLATHE, Kan. - Mike Malone says it's pretty much business as usual at Olathe Gun Shop. The store's owner says he isn't making any special orders to stock up on guns, and he doesn't think he will need to even if President Obama wins a second term.
But according to the Wall Street Journal, other stores like Cabella's are making special arrangements to stock more guns in case of an Obama victory in November. The report says the outdoor sports chain has plans to stock fewer guns if former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney wins.
Four years ago many gun stores, including Olathe Gun Shop, experienced what Malone calls a feeding frenzy.
Gun sales skyrocketed as customers worried the newly-elected Obama would impose strict gun control. Malone doesn't expect another run on guns at his store this year, but said some of his customers still worry about what Obama might do in a second term.
A UMKC political science professor said they shouldn't lose any sleep over it.
Professor Max Skidmore said it's doubtful Obama will target gun control if he gets a second term. He explained Obama won't want to spend political capital on an issue that few in Congress want to touch.
Skidmore said Congressional Democrats will be just as eager as Republicans to leave gun control alone.
He believes Senate rules reform and immigration reform would top Obama's second term agenda.
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