After the Orlando Shootings, Americans Rushed to Buy Guns

Bloomberg: “The aftermath of last month’s mass shooting in Orlando followed an all too familiar pattern: While politicians argued for and against tighter restrictions on guns, Americans rushed to buy more of them.”

“A predictable post-shooting cycle has taken hold: Gun control advocates demand stricter laws. Gun rights advocates warn a crackdown is imminent. Sales spike as gun buyers stock up.”

“The National Rifle Association and other gun advocacy groups have worked hard to persuade Americans that President Obama is plotting to take away their right to own firearms.”

“It’s been an effective tactic, even though Obama has done little to push for gun control and no proposed restrictions would stand a chance in the Republican-led Congress.”

 

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