After California’s Gun Sales Shot Through The Roof, An Interesting Thing Happened…


Keep the guns in the hands of the good guys and the world will be a better place. 

(IJ Review) According to state DOJ statistics reported by the Sacramento Bee, California has sold more than 510,000 handguns in 2014

This breaks the long-standing record of 418,000 handguns sold in 1993 and doubles the amount sold in 2010.

This handy chart shows exactly what kind of spike we’re talking about:

Image Credit: The Sacramento BeeImage Credit: The Sacramento Bee

Did Armageddon break out? Hardly.

Despite the record setting number of handguns sold in California, the number of homicides has gone down significantly.

There has been a spike in gun sales for other states with an assault weapon ban, too. Both Connecticut and New York have witnessed a significant rise in the number of guns sold in their state.


The rate of homicides in the state of California is now at a 20-year low, according to state records. The number of accidental gun related deaths has also decreased. The rate of gun-related suicides has risen in 2014, but only slightly.

—Courtesy of IJ Review

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