Gun sales increase after Colorado cinema shootings

The Denver Post is reporting that background checks for people wanting to buy guns in Colorado jumped by 41% in the wake of the shootings at a cinema last week.

The Post also claims that there has been increased interest in the training to have a concealed weapon. It said:

"Between Friday and Sunday, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm - a 43% increase over the previous Friday through Sunday and a 39% jump over those same days on the first weekend of July."

It added that workers at firearms shops saw large queues outside their stores when they opened on the morning after the shooting.