"The political turmoil is intensifying it," he added. "People feel like this administration is very anti-gun, and they are going for the legal gun owner… Whether true or not, this information is out there, and people are getting it while they can."
"We absolutely are in unchartered territory," said Larry Hyatt, of Hyatt Gun Shop in Charlotte, N.C., in the USA Today report. "Our store is 53 years old and, we have never seen anything like this. We have had some spot shortages and busy gun times in the past. This is a level [of demand] never before seen."