“When you hear more calls for firearms, we’ve seen gun sales increase, mainly from buyers,” said Rob Southwick, founder of market research firm Southwick Associates.
Industry experts say it is too early to say how back-to-back shootings will affect firearms sales. Reliable statistics from federal background checks will not be released until next month. But if history is any guide, gun dealers and manufacturers can expect an increase in demand.
“I don’t need to wait another minute, I need to be alone for an hour to take life-saving common sense measures in the future,” Byden said, listing the ban on attack weapons and high-capacity magazines. Background check system by closing concessions, because he wants to see Congress act.
It is up to the political party to decide whether the method of increasing gun sales after the mass shooting is correct: Fear of future restrictions will prompt gun owners to stock up.
Immediately after that shooting, President Donald Trump vowed to exclude bump bump stocks – connections that essentially allow the shooter to run continuous semiautomatic rifles from a single pull of the trigger. At his direction, the Department of Justice later banned bump stocks in the United States, despite objections from gun lbbies.
“It’s a long-term approach,” said Deto Copel, an assistant scholar at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank.
The firearms industry wants to hear the results of the investigation into the Boulder Mass shooting, said Mark Oliva, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a gun industry trade group.
“We want to advance the need for an investigation process,” Oliva told CNN Business. “We urge Congress and the White House to do the same.”