Talks of a renewed push for an assault rifle ban following last week's massacre has many people running to their local gun store.
Across the nation, gun dealers are seeing an increase in gun sales, due to fears of any new gun control legislation.
Thousands of Americans have been heading to their local gun store to secure the popular AR-15, which is the model allegedly used by the shooter Adam Lanza.
Lanza had two pistols and the AR-15 when he entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning and in just a matter of minutes, he fired multiple rounds killing 20 children and six adults. Before the school shooting, he shot his mother four times and eventually turned the gun on himself.
Future legislation could affect availability of certain semi-automatic weapons, the features each gun has and the number of rounds that each magazine hold.
Colorado set a single-day record for gun background check requests the day after the mass shootings. Crowds were also seen in Indiana and North Carolina with hundreds applying for permits.
"Saturday, Sunday and Monday, we had 290 applications," said Mecklenburg County North Carolina Sheriff Chipp Bailey.
Hoffman Guns in Newington has had people packing their parking lot for days.
Now, some online retailers are removing assault rifles from websites in part because of diminishing supplies.
Dick's Sporting Goods announced Tuesday it's suspending sales of military-style rifles nationwide to show respect to the families and victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
But, some gun dealers say the move is likely a stunt.
"If they believe so hard of pulling which is their right to do," said Jason Webb, who owns a gun store in Texas. "Then they should pull all the product lines that are technically the category of an assault rifle."
Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanMore >>
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:19:49 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE 3) - The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville Scouts and their parents wonderingMore >>
The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville scouts and their parents wondering where they will meet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:03 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:03:49 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, was arrested at about 5 a.m.More >>
A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:34:36 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Friday afternoon two home invasions are reported to police less than an hour apart. Police are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible. The first robberyMore >>
Two home invasions are reported to Louisville Metro Police less than an hour apart and now officers are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible.More >>