Between Friday and Sunday, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm — a 43 percent increase over the previous Friday through Sunday and a 39 percent jump over those same days on the first weekend of July.The biggest spike was on Friday, when there were 1,216 checks, a 43 percent increase over the average number for the previous two Fridays.The checks are required before anyone may legally purchase a gun in Colorado. Because some purchasers may have bought more than one gun or decided against their purchase, the actual number bought may have been different from 2,887.Such increases aren't unusual in the wake of mass shootings.
Of course not. The answer to mass shootings is always more guns because we can never even discuss fewer guns, the answer to all economic issues is always more tax cuts because we can never even discuss making anyone pay more in taxes , the answer to teen sex is always abstinence because we can never even discuss sex ed, the answer is always just a measure of how far we're willing to go down the path where anything less than 100% compliance is the sole reason why the path fails.
If only everyone had guns, no teenager ever had sex, and taxes were 0%, we'd solve all of our problems.