Even before the Paris terrorist attacks – and attacks by Islamic fundamentalists around the globe – U.S. gun sales were increasing. Call it the “Hillary effect.” In the run-up to the presumptive Democratic nominee’s coronation, a woman who never abandoned her call for a new “assault weapons” ban, American gun owners were beginning to open their wallets. Again. Still. What’s new? . . .
New gun owners. As you’d expect given the heightened awareness of a terrorist threat and the use of firearms in the most recent atrocities, citizens who weren’t tooled-up are now doing so. We won’t see the exact numbers until the National Shooting Sports Foundation releases its adjusted monthly NICS stats. But it’s clear gun control advocates’ call for more gun control is falling on deaf ears. Again. Still.