Oregon gun sales nearly tripled after the fatal shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. State police data shows that the average number of guns sold per day in Oregon jumped from 558 to 1,364, just five days after the June 12 shooting.
This seems to follow a national trend for gun sales, as Smith and Wesson reported a 22.4 percent annual increase in gun sales on June 16. And the FBI reported that 2016 could be a record year for firearm background checks. This comes after a record year for background checks just last year, which saw close to 23 million total checks done by the FBI.
In April of this year alone, there were 2,145,865 background checks reported. That is the slowest month this year, but still manages to be a 25 percent increase compared to April 2015.
The nation's concern about gun control in some form or another is also reflected by their searches on Google. According to Google Trends, searches for the term "gun control" have also risen to their highest point since January of this year, around the time of the Malheur National Wildlife Center occupation.