Posted June 16, 2016 6:59 pm by Comments

By Jenn Jacques

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Everybody responds differently to a national tragedy and the terrorist attack in Orlando is certainly no exception.

But as politicians jack their jaws on the senate floor and Obama tries out his latest gun control hashtag, one group of citizens is taking action and finding their own answers at the pull of a trigger.

While gun sales typically increase following a terrorist attack, both foreign and domestic, this time those sales can be attributed to a very specific group of shooters: gays and lesbians.

On Tuesday, the owner of Denver’s oldest firearms dealer, The Gun Room, said his store saw an enormous increase in sales.

“For this time of year I’d say it’s three to four times what we normally have,” George Horne said. However, in light of Saturday’s shooting, he added, “We’re not surprised by it.”

“I think right now because of what happened, people are looking for answers,” said Mike Smith, a firearms instructor in Colorado Springs. “You walk into a gun shop and you expect to see people, frankly, who look like me. I think we forget we’re a country of all people, not just people who fit that predetermined mold.”

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Source:: Bearing Arms

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