Why does gun sales increase dramatically after a mass shooting?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (10 posts)
  1. jackclee lm profile image82
    jackclee lmposted 2 years 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 image86
    Chatty Chatposted 2 years ago

    People want guns for their own protection.

  3. Ken Burgess profile image88
    Ken Burgessposted 2 years 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 2 years 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 image82
      jackclee lmposted 2 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 2 years 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 image82
      jackclee lmposted 2 years 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.

  5. profile image0
    Old Poolmanposted 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)