Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -
Guns sales are skyrocketing across the nation. Folks are grabbing just about any gun they can get their hands on. And some folks are willing to wait for months just to get their hands on their weapon of choice.
Jackie Sizemore, the owner of Backwoods Outdoors says store employees are at gun shows right now hoping to replenish their stock, but they aren't seeing much relief, because they're only allocating certain amounts to folks.
From first time gun buyers, to seasoned hunters folks across the country are on a gun buying frenzy. They're wiping the shelves clean.
"Everybody wants a gun nowadays. I've been to a store in Cuthbert, they're wiped out. Particularly assault rifles or weapons considered assault weapons they're gone."
Sizemore says they've wiped him clean too. He's down to a quarter of what he normally has in stock. "A lot of shotguns, tactical shotguns 10-22s…" The 22's are the most popular. "They're the cheapest, they're easy to get and you can get a lot of ammo for a lot less money."
But they'll take whatever they can get. "High capacity magazines, concealable pistols, the whole range." And they're stockpiling. "I've had them buy $27,000 worth of guns and ammo, at one time and several times."
That's because people are scared. "Anytime you take away people's rights, they get concerned," said gun owner Chad Mullins.
Fear of tighter regulations and gun bans has folks pouring into gun stores across the nation. "Everyone is feeling like it's pretty urgent to get out and get a gun right now," Sizemore said.
But some guns are more popular than others, like assault-style rifles. And for those and others, be prepared to wait. "They're stockpiling, there is a lot of stockpiling going on."
Due to the popularity, Sizemore says he's held a raffle for his most popular weapon the AR-15, so he can be fair. "I might get some today; I might get some in two weeks. It's real tough right now."
He asks that folks remain patient, because things will eventually get back to normal.