Gun Sales Surge After Sandy Hook Shooting
6 months ago
People run to stores in fear of assault weapon bans.
In fear of their own lives after the Newton, Conn., shootings and in fear of the government creating stricter gun control laws, Americans did the American thing and went out and bought more assault weapons this past weekend.
Fox News reports:
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says it set a new record for single-day background check submittals this past weekend.
In San Diego, Northwest Armory gun store owner Karl Durkheimer said Saturday "was the biggest day we've seen in 20 years. Sunday will probably eclipse that."
In southwest Ohio, from dawn to dusk a Cincinnati gun show had a line of 400 waiting to get in, said Joe Eaton of the Buckeye Firearms Association.
The CBI says it processed more than 4,200 background checks on Saturday, the day after the Newtown, Conn., shooting, surpassing the previous high of 4,028. Coloradans also ran to the gun store after the "Dark Knight Rises" shooting.
Gun store owners say that people are not only stocking up on the weapons, but plenty of ammunition as well.
This will surely contribute to the trend of gun sales increasing each year that President Obama has been in office.