A strange new trend has taken hold in Nashville, Tennessee. Kennan Sanders, owner of the Nashville Armory, reports that buyers are seeking Russian guns at a higher rate than normal.
The reason for the sudden interest in Russian armaments? Sanders says the spike started as soon as President Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia. It is unclear though, whether the reaction is a sign of support for Putin, the right’s new idol, or if collectors simply see these weapons as becoming more rare and valuable.
Above all other models, it is no surprise that Russian-made assault rifles are the hottest sellers. According to Sanders, his shop alone sold “five or six” since the sanctions were enacted. He told the local news WSMV:
There’s no effect on people that already own guns that were previously in the country. There are other manufacturers of AKs that are not necessarily from Russia, and those guns will not be affected.
One would think that after Putin’s actions that led to the sanctions, Americans would want to avoid Russian products more than support them. It seems though, that nothing is more important, especially in southern states, than a reason to buy another gun.
Watch the video of the report here:
Featured Photo: Screen grab via WSMV Channel 4.