In the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack, gun sales are once again up, as they have been after most gun-related acts of terror in the United States.
DENVER — Gun sales are surging in the wake of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. The tragedy is generating new debate over gun control reform and the right to bear arms.
Gun shops typically see a spike in customers after mass shootings. But this time, many are seeing shoppers they’ve never really seen before: More gays and lesbians.
George Horne, the owner of The Gun Room, Denver’s oldest firearms dealer, said Tuesday business is booming at his store.
“For this time of year I’d say its three to four times what we normally have,” he said.
Background checks that once took minutes can now take hours. It’s a sales surge similar to what happened after Sandy Hook and the Aurora theater shootings.
Still, the Democrats claim Americans don’t want guns. In reality, the only thing Americans are rejecting is the notion that suspending constitutional rights is a justifiable reaction to tragedy.