Katie McGuire reports on what happened to gun sales right after the San Bernardino terrorist attack:
The day after the attacks by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who opened fire in San Bernardino, something unexpected happened to gun sales.
Gun sales and concealed carry permits rose all around the country.
KCTV in San Antonio reports that gun sales rose sharply, and customer Jose Moreno said he watched news of the San Bernardino attack unfold and said to himself, “Wow, this is real.” Moreno added that he realized that “anything can happen anywhere,” and he wants to be prepared.
Who can blame him?
16 WNEP reports that Scranton, Pennsylvania, witnessed “long lines for concealed-carry permits” the day after the attack. Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Deputy Earl Van Wert said he knew crowds were going to pack the sheriff’s office for permits once news of the San Bernardino shooting broke: “[Citizens] are looking to make themselves feel more secure both at home and when they’re on the streets.”
Breitbart New previously reported that gun sales and concealed carry surged following the November 13 Paris attacks. Gun stores in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and other states reported skyrocketing sales–and many of the customers pouring into stores were first time gun buyers. Some counties around the country reported concealed applications up more than 100 percent.
This surge in sales and concealed applications comes less than a week after Black Friday background checks shattered the previous record for checks on a Black Friday. The FBI conducted 185,345 background checks on Black Friday; the previous record was just over 175,000 on Black Friday in 2014.
Personally, I have no need for the permit, but I did take my happy butt down to the Cabela’s and buy about 10 more boxes of ammo. There is no such thing as too much practice or too much ammo. Arm yourselves, America, before it is too late.