From KDFI Local 8 News:
SANDY, Utah Thousands flocked to the annual Crossroads of the West gun show this weekend, continuing a trend of rising attendance.From KGW Northwest News Channel 8:
Show manager Bob Templeton says the two-day show at the South Towne Exposition Center attracted about 10,000 visitors. He says a similar show in February drew 12,000...
...He says the show's three-hour concealed weapons permit course also saw an increase in participants.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The number of Portland-area residents seeking concealed handgun licenses has spiked in the two weeks since a gunman killed 32 people at Virginia Tech University.From Freep.com (Powered by the Detroit Free Press):
Weekly requests for the licenses have tripled in Multnomah County and doubled in neighboring Washington County, officials said...
More women are getting concealed-weapons permits now than ever before, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.Contrary to what the Brady Bunch desires, more and more folks are accepting a bit of personal responsibility and are taking steps to protect themselves. This is a very positive trend that I hope continues a bit longer than the moment.
And so, they’re getting training on how to use handguns.
The office is offering a gun-safety class from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 12. The first half will be classroom instruction at the Sheriff’s Training Center, 9555 Haggerty in Belleville. The second half will be firearms training at the indoor pistol range, 3100 Henry Ruff in Westland...
If you happen to be a new firearm owner, I would like to remind you that the safe and effective use of that firearm is your responsibility. Seek out and attend basic firearm training and make the Four Rules of Firearm Safety a habit.