"It's an ego thing," Flondarina said. "It's like driving a Corvette down the road. People are like, 'Hey, look at me.'"
"It becomes a deadly game," said Laura Hudson, executive director of the S.C. Crime Victims Council. "Where is all of this ending? Is everybody going to have a weapon? Are we going back to the Wild West? It just escalates."
But a few decent quotes:"People just want a weapon to hold in their hands," Flondarina said. "They want that blanket, that warm and fuzzy feeling that if someone tries to hurt them, they can shoot them legally."
All-in-all, a somewhat skewed article...People who want to pull off a mass killing don't go to gun stores or rifle ranges, he said.
"They're going to go where they can fire at will," Nolan said. "Most of the time, what stops a shooting is where someone else shows up with a gun."
I still have not met a person who got their cwp because of President Obama. I know plenty who are buying ammo and guns for that reason. Everyone I have spoken with who has recently gotten their cwp was expecting crime to increase because of the economy. Personal safety is the reason. I wonder how many people the "journalist" interviewed.