By Henrik Blix
Mason Times staff writer
MASON—Gun owners are scrambling to purchase weapons and ammunition in the midst of a national shortage following the Sandy Hook shootings in December. Sandy Stacy, who is in charge of issuing gun permits for the Mason Police Department, said there is a mix of people who are buying for protection and those buying because they are afraid their gun rights may be restricted. “A lot of people feel their gun rights are going to be taken away, so they are out buying anything and everything they can,” Stacy said. “Monday morning Dec. 17, everything went nuts,” said Mike Green, the manager at Not Just Guns, a gun store in Mason.