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Mass shooting affects gun sales

With the Orlando shooting, assault rifles at local pawn shops are on the rise. (Source: WALB) With the Orlando shooting, assault rifles at local pawn shops are on the rise. (Source: WALB)
But he said he doesn't think these assault rifles are the problem, but that people like the Orlando shooter shouldn't have been able to buy these rifles. (Source: WALB) But he said he doesn't think these assault rifles are the problem, but that people like the Orlando shooter shouldn't have been able to buy these rifles. (Source: WALB)
One shop owner, Jason Sheffield of Dawson Road Jewlery and Pawn, said when talk of banning the sale of assault rifles is brought up, more and more people want to buy the rifles while they still can. (Source: WALB) One shop owner, Jason Sheffield of Dawson Road Jewlery and Pawn, said when talk of banning the sale of assault rifles is brought up, more and more people want to buy the rifles while they still can. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With the Orlando shooting, assault rifles at local pawn shops are on the rise. 

One shop owner, Jason Sheffield of Dawson Road Jewelry and Pawn, said when talk of banning the sale of assault rifles is brought up, more and more people want to buy the rifles while they still can. 

But he said he doesn't think these assault rifles are the problem, but that people like the Orlando shooter shouldn't have been able to buy these rifles. 

"These things don't happen very often, but when they do, the guns get put in the spotlight, but when it comes down to it, it's our interrogation process, it's the data that they use to run the background checks and it's a federally mandated kind of thing," said Sheffield.

In December, the Senate voted down an amendment that would block suspected terrorists from buying guns and explosives. 

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