Gun Appreciation Day Keeps Macon Pawn Shop Busy | News
Despite talks of more gun control, gun owners near and far came together to acknowledge National Gun Appreciation Day.
This is the last stop for Michael and Frankie Gay who were in the market for a pair of concealed carry guns.
"We've got two kids at home, she's a stay at home mom. We want to make sure she's safe. That's all," says Michael Gay about his wife.
They weren't the only ones in the looking for firearms.
"Our gun business has turned on its head. Everyday it's like bananas in here," says Howard Reed, the owner of Howard's Pawn & Jewelry off Mercer University Drive.
This is all just in time for the first National Gun Appreciation Day. It's a day to celebrate the second amendment, the right to keep and bear arms.
"It's basically to ensure that the government doesn't have tyranny on the American people," says Gay.
"Think about the one that is precious to you, freedom of speech, freedom of religion. But you take away our right to keep and bear arms, you can kiss them all goodbye because that's the teeth of the constitution right there," says Reed.
President Obama recently proposed a gun control plan that has left local gun owners skeptical.
"It just sickens me that people, including politicians, would use this to take away one of our greatest rights and privileges and that's our right to keep and bear arms," Reed adds.
The Gays settled on two guns. That's about $800 worth of protection.