Jennifer Sullivan reports:

On Monday, the first business day after 12 people were killed by a gunman inside a suburban Denver movie theater, the King County Sheriff’s Office says the number of applications for concealed handgun licenses has jumped. [...] “Whenever there’s a big major, tragic event like what happened in Colorado, there will be a bump in people seeking permits. That’s what we suspect the reason is,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West said.

This is the opposite of the correct response to "a big major, tragic event like what happened in Colorado."