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The Gun Culture of Death: Part II

Discussion in 'The Lord's Table - Liberal Catholics' started by tadoflamb, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. tadoflamb

    tadoflamb no identificado

    United States
    Study: Gun Sales Rise After a Mass Shooting, and More Fatalities Follow

    One little-known fact about mass shootings is that they have been very good for the gun business.

    Americans’ anxieties are stoked both by the random violence itself and the ensuing debates over gun control. Customers, including some who’ve never owned a gun, race to buy weapons they fear may be denied them down the road. Gun sales soar.

    But the aftermath of a mass shooting does not appear to be very good for Americans’ safety. New research suggests that the increased availability of firearms after a mass shooting exacts a deadly toll of its own.

    That toll falls heavily on children, according to the study, which links the spike in gun sales following a mass shooting with an increase in fatal accidents involving firearms.
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  2. Genersis

    Genersis Person of Disinterest

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    Actually, I think heard the other day that the rise in sales after shooting doesn't happen anymore, or at least, isn't as drastic.
    Gun Sales in America Have Stopped Spiking After Mass Shootings

    Of course, this isn't exactly good news.
    A few possible factors:
    1) Trump and Republicans are trusted not to legislate on, and ergo make more difficult, the purchasing of firearms.
    2) People have become desensitised and and accepting of mass shootings as a fact of life in the US.
    3) The market is already saturated.
    4) Other market related reasons.

    Of course, this is one study, but it will be interesting to see if this trend continues.

    How ironic that having Democratic presidents may actually be more profitable for the firearm industry.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017