The number of people who have applied to carry a concealed weapon in Colorado this year has almost doubled compared with last year.
Between January and May the number of applications recorded across the state was 31,901, up from 16,574 that had been submitted at the same time last year, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Certified trainers who teach classes required to get a permit say people flocking to the classes often are motivated by mass shootings. Politicians say politics and the fear that stricter gun control laws eventually may prohibit gun ownership also play a role.
“Any time the Democrats like Obama, or Hillary Clinton now, start talking about guns, people get worried that their Second Amendment rights might be infringed,” said state Sen. John Cooke, R-Greeley. “They’re doing this to beat the rush.”
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton can’t do much of anything that makes America a better place except one thing: They can sure sell guns!