A Reuters analysis of U.S. government data on background checks run on prospective gunbuyers in the past 13 years has shown that statistically, firearm sales tend to boom following mass shootings.
According to firearm dealers in Fulton, Callaway County is no exception. Gun and ammo sales have increased significantly in the past few weeks, following prominent shootings such as Sandy Hooks Elementary School and the recent incident where firefighters were shot in New York state.
Carl Adams, owner of Briggs Gun Shop on Business 54 South, said he has seen gun sales go up by about 21 guns per week since the shootings, most of them handguns. He said he doesn't have a single AR-model handgun left in stock.