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Why does gun sales increase dramatically after a mass shooting?

  1. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 21 months ago

    Why does gun sales increase dramatically after a mass shooting?

    There are two things that are sure to happen after any mass shootings.
    1. The Democrat politicians will call for more gun control legislation.
    2. The sale of guns goes up.
    Why is that?

  2. Chatty Chat profile image88
    Chatty Chatposted 21 months ago

    People want guns for their own protection.

  3. Ken Burgess profile image89
    Ken Burgessposted 21 months ago

    Because of the rhetoric and ranting of those who want to abolish all weapons. Particularly politicians.
    I was witness while living in NY to them passing laws to make illegal any rifle that could be converted to fully automatic (through illegal tampering), laws that do not allow you to have more than two modifications on rifles, laws that are supposed to require you to have serial numbers on ammo, they require you to register all semi-automatic rifles you own with the police, they require you to get several recommendations/references to get a pistol permit and be a residence for anywhere from 6 months to 2 years (based on county) to be able to apply, and so on...
    Now a lot of the restrictive laws they pass never go into effect because the courts shoot them down, but they continue to attack a person's right to own guns, as bulk of what I mentioned above has occurred in the last ten years.
    So there is a legitimate reason why gun sales go up, it is a reminder to all that we DO need to be able to protect ourselves because our government right now is doing a pathetic job (as in they are more interested in protecting a Muslim extremist's rights than protecting the public)... and because many in our government are trying hard to strip our rights from us to be able to arm and defend ourselves.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 21 months ago

    People gotta stock up cuz Obama the secret Muslim is gonna take away everybody's guns right before he imposes Sharia Law
    ...or something like that.

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Be realistic, the 2nd Amendment exist to prevent this from happening by any government.

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Obviously I was being sarcastic...but there are people out there who would've said that with a straight face!

    3. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Sarcasm or not, It can't happen here. That is the real reason for the 2nd Amendment which most people lack the understanding. We need to preserve it as an insurance policy that no tyrant or over reach by government can take hold in the USA.

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    Old Poolmanposted 21 months ago

    Because if the government, particularly this administration, were to get their way no civilians would be allowed to have guns.

    None of the recent proposed new gun control bills would have changed anything regarding the Orlando shooting.

    Just like illegal drugs, guns will always be available on the street or on the black market.  The war on drugs has failed miserably just as a war on guns will fail miserably.

    There is so much misunderstanding about guns, in particular the so called Assault Rifles.  Many truly believe these are full automatic machine guns, and they are not.  Many believe guns can just be ordered off the internet with no background check.  That also is not true.

    Any gun ordered over the internet or by telephone must be shipped to a licensed FFL who is then responsible for doing the background check before he can hand over the weapon.

    But of course the anti-gun crowd doesn't want to know the truth about gun sales when their lies scare the hell out of so many people.

    The sale of guns goes up while people know they can still get one legally.

    1. tamarawilhite profile image91
      tamarawilhiteposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      The liberals say only police should have guns + the police are randomly murder various ethnicities. And San Jose police chief stood by as Trump supporters were assaulted, saying they incited violence per their words - so you can't rely on police

  6. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 21 months ago

    1. The federal government killed two investigations of the Orlando shooter and didn't tell local law enforcement because it considered profiling a Muslim and keeping him under observation worse than those he might harm. When the government won't protect you, you have to protect yourself - and only a firearm is an equal measure of protection against a would be shooter.
    2. The federal government and many liberals are blaming the Orlando shooter's actions on the gun and pushing gun control, though Muslim mobs wielding machetes are regularly killing atheists in Pakistan and Bangladesh and Christians in Egypt and Africa. While this tactic is understandable with the liberal reflexive response to never blame Islam (a bad ideology) and instead blame the inanimate object, their solution makes guns likely to be unavailable while doing nothing to stop the ideology driving the murders. So if you know the bad ideas calling for death to atheists, homosexuals and pagans is spreading, you have to arm yourself now or you'll never get the chance.