Gun Shop

Austin Cock, manager of the Tick Licker gun shop in Salem, talks to a customer interested in purchasing a shotgun at the store on Nov. 18, 2022.

SALEM — Firearms shops are enjoying brisk sales following the narrow approval by voters of Measure 114, which will restrict sales of some magazines and require safety training.

One example: At Tick Licker Firearms in Salem, customers lined up in front of counters Nov. 18 to inspect firearms and pepper the clerks with questions about the measure and what comes next. Sales also are soaring ahead of the measure’s implementation as people place requests for background checks. They worry that they will not be able to purchase guns in the future due to the requirements of the measure.

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