Americans are purchasing more weapons following last week’s theater massacre in Colorado.
U.S. firearms sales records have already been shattered since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama and the start of the economic downturn, but gun ownership promoters point out many now are afraid a government crack-down on the right to carry arms.
“U.S.A weapon owners are justifiably afraid that Barack Obama will unilaterally do something political against them,” stated a spokesperson. “Obama and (U.S. attorney general) Eric Holder have an atrocious record on executing unbelievable guns control.”
Colorado state authorities reviewed the backgrounds of 2,887 individuals who wished to purchase a firearm in the days after the shooting, a 25 % spike over the typical Friday to Sunday stretch.
Bernardo says that alongside weapon owners fearing a limitation on having firearms, it’s possible some may be getting carry and conceal permits because they prefer protection, thinking that if they ever before are in a circumstance where a madman goes on a shooting spree, a responsible resident with a legal side arm can take him down.
Police in Aurora, Colorado, allege suspect James Holmes stockpiled hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a semi-automatic, 2 glocks and a shot gun. Holmes was supposedly dressed head to foot in body armor during his shooting spree.