Friday, May 25, 2018

Interest in Guns Spikes After Mass Shootings

The increased calls for gun control may be prompting more Michigan residents to purchase firearms and learn how to use them.

It’s a cycle that’s played out several times: After a high-profile mass shooting, there’s an outcry by some for legislation they say would make it more difficult for bad actors to purchase guns — and then firearm sales spike.

Since Feb. 14, when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, many pundits, politicians and students have demanded tougher restrictions on firearms.

The gun control debate rekindled after a May 18 shooting that left eight students and two teachers dead in Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.

While it’s impossible to determine why more people are buying guns and signing up for training, statistics show there has been an increase in sales and concealed pistol licenses issued since the Parkland shooting, while firearms trainers say more people are joining their classes.

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nevadacarry said...

My website traffic goes way up after a mass shooting; always the open and concealed carry info pages. October 1 was just mostly curious people (British, mainly) looking up Nevada gun laws and sending snarky emails. People care about their safety and know that guns are tools of protection. Tragedies make them aware of their vulnerabilities and they seek to close that gap with knowledge and a tool. Sadly, many don't follow through on carrying, training, practice, or taking the whole thing seriously.

Anonymous said...

Liberals convert the first time they need a gun and don't have one. sad that it takes an incident to convince them. self defense is a personal responsibility.