Colorado guns sales skyrocket after theater massacre

Gun store in Turkey (Flickr/Pål Joakim Olsen)

David Edwards
The Raw Story

The recent shooting at a theater in Colorado that left at least 12 dead and 58 wounded is proving to be a boon for gun dealers.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation data show that between Thursday’s shooting and Sunday, background checks for people wanting to buy firearms were up 43 percent over the same period a week earlier, The Denver Post reported on Monday.

On Friday alone, 1,216 people applied to purchase a gun. But because buyers are allowed to purchase more than one firearm, the actual number of guns sold could be even higher.

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One Response

  1. Good to see something good come of this tragedy.

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