Fox 31 in Denver is reporting that sales of fire arms are on the increase following the deadly shooting that took place in Orlando this past week. Whats even more striking is who is buying the guns in order to protect themselves.
However, what’s different this time around is the clientele. Mike Smith, a firearms instructor in Colorado Springs, is one of many closely tracking the sudden surge in gays and lesbians buying weapons.
“I think right now because of what happened, people are looking for answers,” he said. “You walk into a gun shop and you expect to see people, frankly, who look like me. I think we forget we’re a country of all people, not just people who fit that predetermined mold.”
The Pink Pistols is a national gun club for gays and lesbians. It saw its membership soar from about 1,500 members on Saturday to 3,500 on Monday.
Many in this country are figuring out that a well armed citizenry has the ability to stop the threats from both other individuals and a tyrannical government. Self defense is the key to a prosperous and free society.
Statistics have shown that as guns sales go up, crime goes down. Check out our story from the other day that showcased this fact.