Marianna Gun Sales

By: Jason Davis
By: Jason Davis

Initially, the murders shocked the Marianna community. Each additional day the killers roam free, that shock turns to fear. Some people are now taking extra measures to protect their families.

Security is on the minds of many people in this community after last week's murders. No one knows who did it, why, or even if the killer will strike again.

Eddie Monk, a gun shop owner, says, "It's always better to be safe than sorry. If you've got some way to protect yourself, you're less likely to become a victim."

Just a few blocks down from the Cottondale Village Apartments where Danielle Baker and her three boys were found dead is the Outpost Gun Shop. Shop owner Eddie Monk says he's seen a lot of extra traffic since the murders.

"We've had several people that have shown an interest in something for personal protection. Some of the ladies are coming by and picking up mace key chains and pepper spray and those kind of items."

The murders have even sent chills through those citizens that already own guns.

Casey Kamke, a gun owner, says, "It kind of scares me a little bit, but I'm confident that, if I'm home, in my ability to protect my home and my family, ‘cause I keep plenty of guns around the house."

Folks here say sometimes the security of law enforcement is not enough.

Jeremy Floyd says, "Me personally, I think everybody needs to protect themselves. The police can only do so much and it's up to the common man to protect their family and protect themself."

Experts say anyone buying a gun needs to receive proper firearm training and take steps to secure the weapon away from children.


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