That’s the claim of a new story at Fox Business, though I have to confess up front that I’m not really persuaded by the evidence. According to reporter Evie Fordham, the state’s new one-gun-a-month law that restricts handgun purchases to a single pistol per 30 days (with a couple of big exceptions we’ll get to momentarily) could lead to a dramatic decline in overall gun sales in the state.
That last measure may take away business from gun stores, Steve Garriss, who has worked as a sales clerk at Clark Brother Gun Shop in Warrenton, Virginia, since 2008, he told FOX Business. Virginia Democrats brought back a law limiting gun buyers to one handgun a month that was repealed in 2012.“The one handgun a month thing, they had that when I first started working here. They discontinued it. … You do lose sales from it,” Garriss said. “Some people come in, they bought one two weeks ago. Two weeks later, they may not be interested.”