Since the Orlando shooting, AR-15’s have been a popular selling item in many gun stores across the country.
An AR-15 is a semi-automatic rifle that was made in 1959 by the Armalite Company. Hunter’s Warehouse Owner Tom Engle told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney, his online operation consisting of 300,000 to 400,000 weapons has sold 30,000 AR-15’s since Sunday.
A Federal Firearms License (FFL) lets gun-store owners manufacture and import firearms and ammunition across the United States. Even though each state has its own set of gun laws, Engle explained how it would be possible to buy an AR-15 online. “You would have the firearm shipped to an FFL [agency] in your home state because every state is different and then we would ship that FFL firearms agency in your home state and they would be responsible to do the paperwork for you in your home state,” he said. Engle said the price for AR-15’s ranges between $350 to $8,000, and despite the recent outflow of AR-15’s, shootings have no impact on gun sales. “Shootings don't push up gun sales. It's when the government starts talking about banning particular guns and up go gun sales. When people lose their right to buy a particular gun or a particular type of gun, they go after them and they want them then,” he said.