From The Express
GUN sales have soared since the deadliest shooting in US history in Orlando last Sunday which killed 49 people.
In a few hours on Monday one gun shop in Georgia had sold 17 times the number of AR 15 assault rifles it normally does in one day.
The AR 15 is believed to have been the weapon used by mass killer Omar Mateen in the Orlando gay club massacre.
A Pennsylvanian gun dealer has said that he has already sold around 15,000 semi-automatic rifles on his website since the shocking event.
The owner of a gun shop in Georgia, Jay Wallace, said: “There’s one type of customer that’s buying them for an investment and the other one is buying them because they’re afraid they won’t be available.
“They’re afraid the Government is going to take them away.”
The gun shop owner believes that banning guns would not make a difference to terrorists as they would simply find another way of killing people.
A customer in his shop said that she wanted to get a gun so she would be prepared for a case of a mass shooting.
Other people decided to buy a gun because they feared the price would go up.
Ed Henson of St Lucie Shooting Centre has said that Omar Mateen did pass all the background checks when he came in last week.
Mr Henson said: “It’s horrible but I don’t make the laws. I abide by them.”
He gave his condolences to the family of the victims, but said he would not be made into a villain as he did nothing wrong.
On Sunday, America witnessed its worst terror act since 9/11 as Omar Mateen killed 49 people in a gay night club in Orlando.
Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and Senate Democrats called for laws on Monday that would make it harder for terrorists to get their hands on firearms, particularly assault rifles.
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