A national debate over weaknesses in state and federal gun laws stirred by the shooting has stoked fears among gun buyers that stiffer restrictions may be coming from Congress, gun dealers say. The result is that a deadly demonstration of the weapon’s effectiveness has also fired up sales of handguns in Arizona and other states, according to federal law enforcement data.

“When something like this happens people get worried that the government is going to ban stuff,” Wolff said.

And well they should be worried. As Obama buddy Rahm Emmanuel suggested, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. In other words, it’s a wonderful opportunity to impose your reactionary agenda on the population.