If Democrats are to be believed, the law-abiding people of El Paso are lining up to turn their firearms over to “authorities.” Nope. Gun Sales are up in El Paso.
While Democrats and the media responded to the mass shooting in El Paso with renewed demands for gun control, many El Paso residents are responding in a different way. Yesterday Reuters reported that Hispanic residents of the city are buying guns and flocking to concealed carry classes.
It’s a concealed carry class boom!
Michael McIntyre, general manager of Gun Central, one of the largest gun shops in El Paso and the host of the class, on Friday said his store tallied double the usual number of sales in the week following the attack, something that did not happen after previous mass shootings in Texas.
Most of the sales were for handguns, which can be strapped to an ankle or shoulder under clothing.
“I have over 50 for this Saturday class and approximately the same amount for the Sunday class, and I normally have approximately seven,” McIntyre said.
Because the sensible response to the threat of bad guys with ill intent is trained good guys carrying firearms.
I’m sure the left is ready to blame the NRA for brainwashing these folks into exercising their second amendment rights. But these good people of El Paso are moving beyond that rhetoric. They have recognized a fundamental truth. When seconds count, if you’re not carrying, you might end up wounded or dead waiting for someone else to show up who is.
| Hot Air