We won’t get the January NICS numbers for a couple of weeks, but there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that we’re seeing yet another surge in interest in gun ownership among Americans. In Florida, background checks so far this year are up 71-percent compared to January of last year.
John Lassiter, who works for a gun store in Kissimmee, has been selling firearms for three decades and says he’s never seen anything like it, but he believes he knows why it’s happening.
Lassiter said the the reason for the spike is simple.
“They are scared to death. They are scared to death in their own homes,” he said.