Spike in guns sales following San Bernardino shooting
December 6, 2015
California gun stores saw a spike in gun and ammunition sales following the Wednesday shooting in San Bernardino that killed 14 people and wounded 21 others.
Worries of stricter gun laws following mass shootings generally result in an increase in gun purchases. There was a significant increase in gun sales on Thursday following the massacre.
“The knee jerk reaction of politicians is immediately after an event like this, to take advantage of it for political goals and try to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners,” Sam Paredes, spokesman for Gun Owners of America told ABC. “So there is a natural rush to gun stores to purchase guns and ammunition.”