“We have a lot of customers that are just doing it out of principle,” said Donald Hood with Battlefield Guns and Ammo. “We have some customers that come in buying a gun that they planned on buying and something catches their eye before they leave.”
The law limiting handgun sales to one-a-month has been repealed, and this month went into effect. However many you can afford you can buy.
“We have a lot of high-end customers that are great upstanding citizens that just want to exercise their right and are avid shooters,” Hood said. “They shouldn’t be limited.”
At Battlefield Guns and Ammo that means more business in an already lucrative and growing industry.
For Alice Mountjoy with the Virginia Center for Public Safety says the law change is unneeded.
“I just don’t think it’s in the best interest of public safety to allow bulk gun sales to anybody,” Mountjoy said.
Mountjoy was there twenty years ago when the limit was put in place.Its goal was to keep the commonwealth the rest of the east coast safer.
Mountjoy and critics of the new law are left with one question-who really needs to buy that many handguns all once?
The law change is specifically for handguns. Rifles and shotguns were never limited under state law.