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    Gun sales skyrocket after Colorado massacre

    Gun sales skyrocket after Colorado massacre






    [COLOR=#999999 !important]Reuters/Joshua Lott

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    TRENDS:Colorado theater shooting
    TAGS: Retail, Arms, Crime, USA
    The theater shooting in Colorado last week continues to generate discussions about firearms in America, but it is doing more than just getting people to talk. Gun sales in Colorado have skyrocketed in the days since the Aurora, CO massacre.
    James Holmes, 24, is being held in connection with the Friday morning outburst that left 12 people dead and injured dozens more. Authorities allege that Holmes opened fire shortly after the midnight screening of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises began at the Century Aurora 16 theater. Only hours later, though, locals were lining up in droves to equip themselves with the same kinds of weaponry.
    Jake Meyers tells the Denver Post that he arrived for work at Rocky Mountain Guns and Ammo on early Friday to find a line of 15 to 20 people waiting outside of the store. Three days later, he said surging gun sales yielded "probably the busiest Monday all year" and that, for the first time all year, firearms classes taught by the store’s staff were booked for three weeks straight.
    "It's been insane," Meyers says.
    "A lot of it is people saying, 'I didn't think I needed a gun, but now I do,' " Meyers adds. "When it happens in your backyard, people start reassessing — 'Hey, I go to the movies.' "
    The Denver Post reveals that, in only the three days after the shooting, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation approved background checks for 2,887 people interested in purchasing a firearm, signaling a 43 percent jump from the week before and a 39 percent increase from the same time in 2011.
    "We've definitely had an increase," Dion Studinski of the nearby Firing-Line gun store and shooting range confirms to the Post.
    It’s not just the small-town shop owners who are thriving either. Although both the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Industrial Average fell 1.9 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively, between the closing bell on Thursday and the end of Monday, the only two publicly-traded gun makers saw their shares defy the rest of the market. Smith & Wesson, the makers of at least one of the weapons allegedly used by Holmes, saw their shares drop by only 0.01 percent; Strum, Ruger saw their value spike up by 3.6 percent during the same span.

    Alleged shooter James Holmes made his first court appearance on Monday morning. He is expected to be charged with crimes related to the massacre next week.
    Link: http://rt.com/usa/news/gun-colorado-people-percent-972/

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    Not shocked to see that given the recent events the public doesnt feel safe anymore

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    Not only do they want protection, but they probably figure it's a good idea to stock up on weapons before the government increases gun control.

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    now instead of having to deal with the off chance that a psycho walks into your theater...

    ...you get to deal with the reality that you're in a theater surrounded by a bunch of idiots with guns.

    quite the trade off.

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    It's not surprising that people want to protect themselves. Unfortunately, the government isn't helping any with the renewed threats of stricter gun control. I'm glad to see the sales skyrocket.

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    its the case of, i have more guns than you

    But i believe the USA will kill each other one off these days and the out side world will just sit back and say " TOLD YOU SO "

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    If a properly trained individual with a license to carry was in the theater maybe he could have saved some lives.

    Assuming everyone is an idiot is a bigger idiocy.


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    I personally wouldn't carry my gun to a movie theater. However the movie theaters i go to always have police in the theater and out front patrolling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby View Post
    If a properly trained individual with a license to carry was in the theater maybe he could have saved some lives.

    Assuming everyone is an idiot is a bigger idiocy.
    naw. I've seen these "properly trained" individuals...
    I've seen the "requirements" to get a license to carry.

    someone with the IQ of a rottweiler would have no problem passing.

    And there are a lot more idiots in the world than there are psychos. Simple truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousOne View Post
    I personally wouldn't carry my gun to a movie theater. However the movie theaters i go to always have police in the theater and out front patrolling
    this is a good point. concealed carry does not even let you carry in some locations iirc.


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    Guns dont kill people stupid people with guns do.....

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    Restricting legal gun purchases isn't going to stop the criminals and psychos from getting the guns though. They obviously don't care about what the laws say.


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    I can understand hand guns. Ak 47s and rifles other than hunting rifles are just unnecessary for protection.

    I don't wish for restrictions on guns, I wish for regulations. James was a disturbed individual, and what stops one of the people who bought a gun in Colorado from being unstable? I just wish they would screen gun owners better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousOne View Post
    Guns dont kill people stupid people with guns do.....
    BINGO!!! My point exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby View Post
    Restricting legal gun purchases isn't going to stop the criminals and psychos from getting the guns though. They obviously don't care about what the laws say.
    True. Arming the idiocracy ain't gonna help matters tho.

    All I ask is that the person be smarter than a 6th grader. Not too much to ask.

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    -shrugs-

    I bought my Sig TACOPS 1911 this past week in no small part because of the renewed interest in the "gun control" debate by politicians after the shooting.

    I've been procrastinating getting a handgun due to cost, but this pushed me over the edge finally.

    Contrary to what many think, an armed society is not dangerous nor has this traditionally been the case.


    So now I'm well protected. Also I anticipated this kind of reaction, so there's a fair chance prices will shoot up nation wide in the next few months as people scramble to arm themselves. So I saved myself some money I figure.


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    The 2nd Amendment, contrary to the ATF's interpretation, was not crafted by the founding fathers for "sporting purposes" and "self defense only". The explicit objective of our leaders was to arm a populace so that the government would think twice before abusing them.

    Put differently, "Self defense" was always meant to possibly include the government or some other body. This is why it is meant to be a "God given and inalienable right".

    Furthermore, I'm unsure how AK47's and AR15's are "excessive" for self defense. Explain this rationale to me, if you please. You clearly aren't taking issue with the 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm round respectively- just the platforms.

    Furthermore, for the love of all that is holy, explain to me exactly what constitutes an "Assault Rifle" because I and legions of others are dying to know why this nefarious term means anything. Is it a rifle that shoots a smaller round? Is it a magazine fed rifle? A weapon designed for and\or by a military?

    And if so, why is this a problem? The weapon was designed to kill other human beings, clearly, so to me that fits the role of self defense just fine.
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    If you recall back in the late 90's or early 2000's, criminals were targeting tourists in Florida. They would identify them via rental car stickers on their cars and rob them. They were doing this because it was illegal in Florida for a non-resident to carry a firearm but Florida residents were permitted to do so. The criminals, who will always find ways to get guns, were targeting easy targets.

    Soon after this rash of crimes the law was changed to permit non-residents to also carry firearms. After this law was passed the crimes against non-returned to normal levels. The criminals now feared attempting to rob someone who might be armed.

    You see, criminals will always be able to get guns. It's the law-abiding citizens that will suffer most from strict gun control laws.

    Should we outlaw cars because drunk drivers can kill other motorists or pedestrians? How about outlawing knives? They kill too. Or as Archie Bunker used to say, "would you be happier if they just pushed someone out the window instead of shooting them?"
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    I don't see anyone advocating repealing the 2nd amendment... so the argument seems moot.

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    this argument will go on and on until a death is counted on every street in america

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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    this argument will go on and on until a death is counted on every street in america
    And it won't end there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousOne View Post
    Guns dont kill people stupid people with guns do.....
    Yeah, but stupid people without guns are harmless...see what I did there?
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    look i agree and we all agree that a solution needs to be put in place to sort this out.

    The 2nd admen is their and it is lived for by AMERICA'S, but their has to be a point were you could change it a bit to safe guard future lost of life or live's

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    Dial 911 if u have a problem.
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    HA HA

    its a sad thing, but we all have to live with the fact that. AMERICA'S will always buy guns and its great money maker
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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    its the case of, i have more guns than you

    But i believe the USA will kill each other one off these days and the out side world will just sit back and say " TOLD YOU SO "
    lol, very comical...




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