Business Booming at New Gun Shop Despite Debate Over Gun Control

Published 06/27 2014 05:25PM

Updated 06/27 2014 09:52PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A national debate over gun control isn't slowing down a demand for firearms and ammunition.

A ribbon cutting ceremony at St. Joe Guns on Friday may have just proved that point.

The store sold around 35,000 rounds of .22 ammunition in just two hours.

"This world is not getting any better and people are more concerned with personal protection, protecting their home and their families," said St. Joe Guns owner Eric Worsham.

In August, Missouri voters will head to the polls to decide whether or not the state should strengthen its current right to keep and bear arms.

Worsham said he can't allow this right to be taken away.

"I'm obviously a a firm believer in the right to bear arms and the Second Amendment," he said. "As people see the news and see
what's happening they are more and more concerned with how much they would like to protect themselves."

If passed, the amendment would obligate Missouri to uphold these liberties and under no circumstance decline to protect against their infringement.

Wosham believes the most important part of owning a gun is being properly trained.

"Just to have the firearm with no training is a poor choice but to have that firearm with the proper training is an excellent choice that I wholly endorse," he said.

As part of St. Joe Guns grand opening, the store will offer discounts on guns and a free box of ammunition with every gun sold.

St. Joe Guns is located at 6701 59 Highway.

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