Local gun stores saw increased sales of firearms in the wake of President Obama's announcement on gun control Wednesday.
At Wilderness Sports in Ishpeming, staff say they've sold nearly a dozen guns as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. They sell about three to four guns in a typical day this time of year. After talking to the customers, managers at Wilderness Sports say some are coming in as a reaction to the President's announcement.
"We've seen an increase in sales in handguns, semi-automatic rifles, everything really across the board. A decent percentage are coming in particularly because of the announcement today. I think the big fear here is that it's a stepping stone, this is only like a gateway to something larger, taking more types of firearms," said Wilderness Sports Manager, Michael Leach.
Wilderness caters to a large number of hunters. Leach also said they do perform all of the necessary background checks for all firearm sales.