Colorado gun sales up after shooting

Following another mass shooting in Colorado, firearm sales are up in the U.S., with buyers apparently worrying that politicians may use the shootings to impose new restrictions on owning weapons.

From The Globe and Mail:

In Colorado, the site of Friday’s shooting that killed 12 and injured dozens of others, gun sales jumped in the three days that followed. The state approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm – 25 per cent more than the average Friday to Sunday period in 2012 and 43 per cent more than the same interval the week prior.

This, just three days after the shooting.

Colorado isn’t the only state with steady figures. Seattle’s county, King, had nearly twice as many requests for concealed pistol licenses as last year. Florida recorded a 14 per cent jump of background checks on Friday over the week before.

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