Just like we saw after Sandy Hook, the Colorado theater shooting and Gabby Giffords attack, gun sales have spiked in the days following last week’s deadly shooting rampage in Oregon.

“I don’t know if its as much the shooting itself or if its the response to the shooting,” says Patrick Woods at Spring Guns & Ammo.  “Everytime a tragedy like this happens the easiest target for politicians is firearms.”

Already this year, U.S. gun dealers have processed 15.6 million background checks, meaning 2015 sales would surpass the record set two years ago in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook killings.

Stock in Smith & Wesson is up 80 percent in 2015 while rival gun maker Sturm Ruger has seen its stock surge 70 percent.

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