Californians are on track to buy nearly a million guns in 2016, a huge jump from previous years.
The soaring gun sale totals—which show 554,203 firearms sales through late July—come in the wake of mass shootings in Orlando and Dallas, followed by calls for gun control legislation. KPCC obtained the new data from the California Department of Justice’s gun tracking system, the Dealer Record of Sales (DROS). The system shows gun sales on track to surpass 2015 nearly everywhere in the state.
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