Gun purchases have skyrocketed in Florida after the San Bernardino shooting. Residents were shaken up by the terrorist attack and are eager to protect themselves and their family from a similar attack.The National Rifle Association said there is no telling how many lives would have been saved if the San Bernardino Christmas party was not in a gun free zone.
Liberals say the solution to terrorism and gun violence is to get rid of the guns but the majority of Americans are not buying it. Even if all the guns were gone, the bad guys would still get them and we would be sitting ducks. Same thing happened with drugs, they made drugs illegal and they are still a big problem.
So many people were getting guns in Florida the background checks were taking longer to process. Normally it takes 10 minutes to run a background check but they were taking up to two hours.
On an average weekend the shooting range has about 10 to 12 people show up on a Saturday for a concealed weapon class whereas this weekend that number doubled.
As we reported, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is urging everyone to arm themselves. He said:
If you are a person who is legally licensed to carry a firearm, now is the time, more than ever, to realize that you, and you alone, may be the first line of defense for you, your family and others around you in a terrorist or active shooter based scenario.