Gun Sense — Hispanic El Paso residents flock to gun shops, ranges after mass shooting

(New York Post) — Dozens of El Paso residents — most of them Hispanic — have flocked to buy weapons and attend firearms classes at one of the Texas city’s largest gun shops in the wake of the mass shooting that killed 22 people at a local Walmart.

Michael McIntrye, general manager at the Gun Central store, told Reuters on Friday that his store tallied double its usual number of sales in the week following the Aug. 3 rampage.

Handguns, which can be strapped to the ankle or shoulder under clothing, accounted for most of the sales, the manager said.

“We actually had two people buy guns here who were actually in the Walmart on the day of the shooting,” McIntrye said. “The other people are just saying, ‘Hey, you know, I want to be able to protect myself in the event of something going on.’ This is not the last mass shooting we’re going to see.” ...continues.