There is a reason the Joyce Foundation funded Dr. Wintemute’s research and the Violence Policy Center helped with the questionnaire, and it wasn’t because they’re all interested in “the unique perspective of firearms licensees on important social issues and the firearms business itself.” While, this survey and journal article has not generated much attention thus far, one daily newspaper reporter decided to go into the field to get the reaction of firearms retailers. It seems they also don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

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