Sunday, December 16, 2012

More men buying guns as Christmas gifts for wives, children


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – More men are buying guns as Christmas gifts for their wives and  children.

Coal Creek Armory employees say their industry is increasingly seen as family-friendly. Sales are up roughly 20 percent from this time last year because most shoppers are men looking to purchase guns for their family.

A recent Forbes article listed guns as a top growth market nationally.

The increased awareness can be attributed to general crime, some of the mass shootings that have made national headlines, and speculation that President Obama's reelection will make it tougher to purchase guns.

In Tennessee, you are free to purchase a gun in your name and gift it to someone. It is against the law buy a gun for a felon.

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