Gun sales up in the wake of mass shootings

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Later today, gunmaker Smith and Wesson will report its quarterly earnings, which come in the wake of three mass shootings. Turns out, those shootings haven’t stopped Americans from buying firearms.

In fact, just the opposite is happening. Americans are buying more guns, said Adam Winkler, law professor and author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over The Right to Bear Arms in America.” He said some people are worried about their personal safety, and “other people just feel that there’s going to be new gun control laws and we better buy those guns now before those laws get enacted.”

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