Gun sales remain constant after mass shooting
PORT ALLEN - One gun store owner said gun sales won't spike unless the federal government tries to enact stricter controls.
Scott Roe owns Spillway Sportsman in Port Allen. He and other gun dealers in the capital region say there's been no increase in area gun sales since Wednesday's mass shooting in California.
Roe said there was a sales spike in the aftermath of the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut shooting spree when some federal lawmakers talked about banning AR-15 rifles.
"It pushes people to say: well if you're going to ban it, I'm going to buy it before they ban it," said Roe.
Gun sales tend to increase during in the fall and winter as people buy them for Christmas presents and hunting season.
Roe said the mass shooting in California will most likely not cause people to buy guns for protection because it happened so far away from Louisiana.
He said there was a small increase in sales after the Lafayette movie theater shooting in July.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
State grapples with high cost of widespread unemployment, even with federal help
Southern students return to campus for first day of class
PAC 12 & BIG 10 delay start of season
New unemployment benefits funded through FEMA, state working to sort details
Restaurant hostess reportedly attacked for following COVID-19 protocols
LSU AD releases statement as conferences debate canceling college football season
SEC adds Vanderbilt, Missouri to LSU's 2020 football schedule
DD Breaux speaks on her legacy at LSU
SEC presidents approve plan for 10-game, conference-only football schedule
SWAC moves fall sports, including football to the spring