By Jenn Jacques
In the week since the terrorist attack in Orlando, FL, gun store owners are reporting a drastic increase in sales. While this is a trend they’ve seen after other recent attacks like the one in San Bernardino, CA last December, this time, there’s more to them.
Miles Hall, owner of H&H Gun Range in Oklahoma City, OK said his store’s sales of semi-automatic rifles aren’t just increasing, they’ve surpassed handgun sales, which typically dominates purchases at his store.
Another Oklahoma City business owner says he’s seeing the same thing. Mike Blackwell, owner of Big Boys Guns & Ammo, said sales have doubled in the past week, and he has also seen an increase in registration for conceal carry classes.
“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