Since Friday's tragedy in Connecticut, one Warrick County gun shop has seen an increase in business. The general manager says they've sold out of several items, and they believe customers are worried that a future ban could go through.
President Barack Obama addressed the nation saying he believes in Americans' right to own guns, but it may be time to get tough on military style assault rifles and high capacity ammunition magazines.
"And the fact is the vast majority of gun owners in America are responsible. They buy their guns legally and they use them safely, whether for hunting or sport shooting, collection or protection. But you know what, I am also betting that the majority, the vast majority, of responsible law-abiding gun owners would be some of the first to say that we should be able to keep an irresponsible law breaking few from buying a weapon of war," President Obama said.
The President's announcement on gun violence and the Connecticut elementary school massacre are hot topics inside Bucks & Jakes Outfitters in Boonville.
"The real problem here is you had someone snap, flip out, and kill a bunch of people. If you used a machete, chain saw, or truck, nobody is going to ban those things," David Moseley said.
Gun owners aren't wasting any time. General Manager, Lawrence Fichter says some customers are buying in bulk. In fact, he says they have sold out of high capacity AR magazines, which hold up to 40 rounds.
"I think it's a knee jerk reaction. I think as soon as you think like this, the people that don't like guns, are scared of guns, instantly want to get rid of them and that's not the way to do it," Lawrence Fichter said.
Some gun owners say guns haven't changed, but society has. The President says he hopes this push will prevent more tragedies like the one in Connecticut.
The NRA has scheduled a news conference Friday morning in Washington D.C. regarding the Connecticut school shooting.
President Obama says he wants the task force to come up with usable solutions by next month.