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Wentzville Gun Shop Sees Surge in Sales

Ted Brand of Heartland Guns and Ammo is eager for construction of the shop's new gun range.

Wentzville Gun Shop Sees Surge in Sales Wentzville Gun Shop Sees Surge in Sales

If the shelves at Heartland Guns and Ammo in Wentzville are any indication, area gun owners and shooting enthusiasts are concerned about the availability of guns and supplies—or maybe they're just expressing their support of their second-amendment rights.

Patch stopped by the gun shop last week to ask about business in light of President Obama's gun control plans.

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Sarah McCoy, wife of owner Mark McCoy, said "We made a run Tuesday to buy cases of 9mm, and it's gone. Our shelves over there, with the .223, we can't keep it. Our shelves were pretty empty."

Ted Brand, the manager of the shop, assured Patch that recent talks of new control legislation have not changed his mind about the expansion of the store or the addition of an indoor shooting range.

"I really don't believe they can get these harsh measures through Congress. A lot of Democrats are hunters and shooters too," Brand said.

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