According to Fox News, the owner of giant gun seller Hunters’ Warehouse says the store sold 30,000 AR-15-style rifles in the first week following the brutal terrorist attack at an Orlando nightclub two weeks ago.
According to Fox, the internet-based store carries 300,000 to 400,000 firearms, and it’s no secret what the best seller has been of late. Store owner Tom Engle told Fox Business that he doesn’t credit the high sales to the terror attack, but rather to the knee-jerk anti-gun response to it.
“Shootings don’t push up gun sales,” he said. “It’s when the government starts talking about banning particular guns, and up go gun sales. When people lose their right to buy a particular gun or a particular type of gun, they go after them and they want them then.”
And before gun-banners have a fit: Yes, all of the sales—just like all internet sales of firearms—were made through Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), which conducted the required background checks.
Actress Answers Attack By Getting Carry Permit
Actress Kelly McGillis of “Top Gun” fame wasted no time in taking matters into her own hands after being attacked recently in her Hendersonville, N.C., home.
McGillis returned home to find a screaming woman in her home, who attacked her when she ran outside to call 911. She fought off the woman, but—like many survivors of violent crime—decided there had to be a better way to protect herself going forward. She quickly applied for a concealed-carry permit to protect herself should she ever be attacked again.
“They rushed me through the conceal and carry course, so I am armed and ready,” McGillis posted Thursday on Facebook. “The Henderson County Sheriff's Department has been absolutely the greatest. Here's my first target practice. I only missed five from the center out of thirty rounds. All hit the target.”
That kind of shooting puts a new meaning to the phrase “top gun.”
Armed Texas Homeowner Fights Off Four Intruders
A Texas man is injured, but he and his family are safe after he fought off several armed home invaders last Thursday.
According to local media reports, when the homeowner’s son went to check a knock at the door around 2 a.m., four suspects—at least one armed with a gun—burst through the door. The son yelled to warn his father, who came armed to handle the situation.
After a brief shootout, in which the homeowner and one suspect were injured, the other intruders fled the scene. Responding officers later located at least two potential suspects, and they are currently being held in custody while the investigation continues.