In Aftermath Of Mass Shootings, Californians Rushed To Buy Guns
"Women proportionally increase to a larger extent," said Stanford University professor David Studdert, who led the study. "We see a larger response among first gun buyers. And we see a larger response among whites and Hispanics."
Study: California Gun Sales Spiked After Recent Mass Shootings
A new study published Monday found that in the wake of two high-profile mass shootings, handgun sales spiked in California. Sales in the state rose by 53 percent during the six weeks after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. After a 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, sales rose by 35 percent in most of California. But they nearly doubled within San Bernardino County, growing by 85 percent. (Wagner, 5/1)