Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2019

Hispanics In El Paso Turn To Concealed-Carry Classes, Buying Firearms Because They Feel Threatened

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Hispanics in El Paso, feeling threatened after the recent Walmart shooting in which the alleged gunman appeared to have deliberately targeted the minority group, are filling up concealed-carry classes in the city and purchasing firearms, Reuters reports.

Michael McIntyre, general manager of Gun Central, one of the largest gun shops in El Paso, said that his store had a two-fold increase in the number of firearms sold in the aftermath of the Walmart shooting. That didn’t happen the last time there was a mass shooting in Texas. He says that some of the customers were there on the day of the shooting. “People are just saying, ‘Hey, you know I want to be able to protect myself in the event of something going on.,’” he said.

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Hispanics In El Paso Turn To Concealed-Carry Classes, Buying Firearms Because They Feel Threatened