Shop owners report rise in firearm sales as buyers fear possible new laws

Rainier Arms, a gun dealer in Auburn, Wash., receives great Yelp reviews for its responsiveness. But a call to the dealer on Friday led to a full voice mail box, and an e mail to its sales team drew this automatic response: “Thank you for contacting Rainier Arms for your AR 15 needs. Due to an overwhelming response to the latest political climate, we are experiencing longer than normal response times.”