By Bob Owens
The attack by a mentally-ill mass shooter in the The Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, killing two and wounding nine, has only reinforced the truism that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
Despite cries from the anti-gun media that more guns will only contribute to more violence (a claim not born out by facts, as gun sales have surged and violent crime has diminished), Louisiana residents are responding to this senseless act of violence by purchasing more firearms for concealed carry.
Area gun sales outlets may be doing a brisk business of late, but few store representatives were willing to discuss it Monday.
Tim Heinzen, president of Barney’s Police Supplies, was the exception.
Heinzen, a former police officer, said gun sales typically rise in the wake of high-profile crimes, such as Thursday’s shooting at the Grand 16 Theatre in Lafayette that left two people dead and nine wounded.
That’s been the case at his Carencro-based site, which principally serves law enforcement but does about 20 percent of its business with the public.
“There’s always been a spike in sales over the years anytime you have situations similar to this,” Heinzen …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms