Residents across the U.S. prepare for war. According to employees at places like the five star army surplus store in Joplin more residents are coming in asking for military items. The store is stocking-up on some of its more popular products like camouflage clothing and signs in support for our troops. But they say, the most popular items they can`t keep on their shelves are American flags. Gun sales have also been high at Southtown Sporting Goods in Joplin. But employees say that could also be contributed to hunters preparing for the upcoming deer season.