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Gun Sales Surge After Colorado Shooting: Surprised or Saw It Coming?

Daryl 2012/07/25 18:00:00
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Businessweek reports that "background checks for people wanting to purchase firearms in Colorado spiked more than 40 percent this past weekend, after a gunman opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater... During the three days following the July 20 shooting, gun dealers submitted 2,887 requests for state background checks, compared with 2,012 during the same period a week earlier, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation." Are you surprised by the gun spike in Colorado -- or did you see it coming?



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  • Fef 2012/07/25 18:28:36
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    Fef
    +19
    The gun sales results from a fear of Obama and gun control laws, not Colorado

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  • shenendoah 2012/08/01 14:53:50
    Saw It Coming
    shenendoah
    +1
    Why wouldn't it happen. Another nut with a gun just shows how important the 2nd amendment is. People should have the right to protect themselves and others(except liberals of course,tic) from these monsters.
  • Jim 2012/07/31 14:46:56
    Saw It Coming
    Jim
    Not surprised at all.
  • Groundskeeper Willy 2012/07/30 15:51:54
    Saw It Coming
    Groundskeeper Willy
    +1
    Seriously?

    Everytime Carolyn McCarthy says something inane about amending the 2nd amendment, many people myself include go out about buy another one.
  • LaLa 2012/07/30 15:46:18
    Saw It Coming
    LaLa
    +2
    I would want to protect myself from a psycho like that too!
  • Michaelene 2012/07/30 15:24:08
    Saw It Coming
    Michaelene
    +3
    If there were a patron who was trained and practiced with a gun, there would have been less injuries and deaths. As soon as that kook dropped the gas, someone would have shot him and saved that poor town of such sorrow and misery.
    Good for the people of Colorado, protect yourself.
    guns don t kil people do second amendment
  • SiliconSorcerer 2012/07/30 14:00:53
    Saw It Coming
    SiliconSorcerer
    +2
    If it looks like 0bama will win on God help us he will, AGAIN the firearm industry will have record sales, most manufacturers are having problems keeping up with demand now.
  • Blutand... Silicon... 2012/08/02 01:51:41
  • jimmy d 2012/07/30 13:08:46
    Saw It Coming
    jimmy d
    +3
    I'm getting one.
  • treaty 2012/07/30 04:53:44
    Saw It Coming
    treaty
    +2
    when fire arms are banned only criminals will have guns..Guns dont kill, people do..Is there a plan to ban movies, ban gasoline, glass, plastic, metals and other items that could also be used as a weapon or instigate a crime? Invest in precious metals buy lead!
  • jimmy d treaty 2012/07/30 13:09:36
    jimmy d
    +1
    the terrorists on 9/11 didn't have guns and look at the destruction they left in their wake...
  • MyPaperBleedsInk 2012/07/30 03:06:44
    Saw It Coming
    MyPaperBleedsInk
    That's all we need is more scared crazies with guns. Woohoo, watch your backs Colorado citizens, in case your neighbor gets a little nervous and shoots you.
  • jimmy d MyPaper... 2012/07/30 13:10:57 (edited)
    jimmy d
    +2
    Crazies or law abiding citizens? The crazies will always be able to get guns illegally the law abiding citizenry is worried about having their second amendment rights trampled upon....by dingbat politicians
  • jimmy d MyPaper... 2012/07/30 13:14:57
    jimmy d
    +2
    Hey libby liberal why don't you educate yourself. Guns save way more lives than they take. That's the problem with your myopic short sightedness in-bred in you people. You rarely use logic and facts because it would undermine your feel good emotional driven liberal viewpoint.
    http://gunowners.org/sk0802.htm
  • MyPaper... jimmy d 2012/07/30 22:42:53
    MyPaperBleedsInk
    Hey, creepy conservative, some of us do educate ourselves past middle school. Can't say the same for you. Hence reason, logic and evidence when we debate/argue/discuss things with conservatives. Conservatives are the ones who hate facts and logic. I have yet to meet one that does. All that I discuss with act like five year old children--- "I'm right you're wrong and that's it." Join the real world, please.
    HAHAHA. Save more lives. Please.
  • Blutand... MyPaper... 2012/08/02 01:55:28
    BlutandEhre
    A Liberal education:

    libs
  • MyPaper... Blutand... 2012/08/02 02:45:07
    MyPaperBleedsInk
    +1
    Wow, aren't you just the epitome of American ignorance?
  • Blutand... MyPaper... 2012/08/02 03:09:42
    BlutandEhre
    Uh, nope, that would be YOU, as shown above. Flew above your itty brain, did it? lolzzz
  • MyPaper... Blutand... 2012/08/02 03:21:40
    MyPaperBleedsInk
    Oh you poor little, ignorant child. Who let you out of your cage?
  • Blutand... jimmy d 2012/08/02 01:54:08
  • savages... Blutand... 2012/08/03 21:43:45
    savagesarge
    LOLWUT? 2 mil? hahaha, you're clueless
  • Blutand... savages... 2012/08/03 22:20:55
  • savages... Blutand... 2012/08/04 03:28:51
    savagesarge
    If by American you mean the continent, maybe, but otherwise, no. Lulz
  • cheshirewayne 2012/07/30 00:41:30
    Saw It Coming
    cheshirewayne
    +2
    If the police won't protect you, you have to do it yourself
  • madsam 2012/07/29 21:37:07
    Saw It Coming
    madsam
    +2
    If someone had a gun in that theater, maybe 10 people could have been saved and 30 people not shot. Actually surprised in that area of aurora that there wasn't several guns that could have shot back.
  • treaty madsam 2012/07/30 05:02:23
    treaty
    +1
    Aurora's Strict Gun Laws Didn't Prevent Shooting, http://cnsnews.com/node/568269
  • bbwolf35 2012/07/29 20:50:42
    Saw It Coming
    bbwolf35
    +2
    They always do when something bad happens. After 9/11 they went through the roof!
  • Michael 2012/07/29 19:04:00
    Saw It Coming
    Michael
    +2
    Saw it coming while I was in line at Big Five!
  • RobHom 2012/07/29 17:05:46 (edited)
    Saw It Coming
    RobHom
    +3
    The human tendency to be concerned about "survival" is showing. The surge does not surprise me in the least.



    I more than likely won't be buying another handgun soon...already good in that department... But I am trying to decide on the long gun I am going to buy.... Like should I get a .270, a 35 Whelan, or a 30-06.... More than likely it will be a Remington like this one.. with a really good scope!

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/ca...
  • Dan 2012/07/29 16:05:20
    Saw It Coming
    Dan
    +3
    I can't honestly say that I saw it coming, but it certainly is no surprise. People react to violence by preparing for it and every time politicians and groups start touting gun control, gun sales go up.
  • johnnyg 2012/07/29 06:34:39 (edited)
    Saw It Coming
    johnnyg
    The UN gun ban treaty Obama will sign is coming up.
  • RobHom johnnyg 2012/07/29 17:08:26
    RobHom
    +1
    You mind find this interesting:
    http://www.nraila.org/news-is...
  • johnnyg RobHom 2012/07/31 20:10:23
    johnnyg
    +1
    Looks good but I don't believe it. USGovt will keep going and going until it passes.
  • RobHom johnnyg 2012/08/01 00:14:56
    RobHom
    +1
    Depends on who is majority in the Congress....because if the Senate does not ratify the treaty.....its merely a piece of paper.....of no more value than a square of toilet paper.
  • johnnyg RobHom 2012/08/02 19:37:28
    johnnyg
    +1
    UN asskissers are in congress.
  • RobHom johnnyg 2012/08/02 23:12:08
    RobHom
    +1
    Senate has already signed a letter and sent it to Obama that they will not ratify the treaty....
  • johnnyg RobHom 2012/08/03 16:48:51
    johnnyg
    +1
    We can only hope.
  • RobHom johnnyg 2012/08/03 23:33:59
    RobHom
    +1
    There is a breaking point with the American people....and I think that if someone were stupid enough to actual grant the UN powers over US citizens that abrogated our Constitution and Bill of Rights.... I would not want to be in between the fools and the pissed.....not good at all and no doubt extremely unhealthy.

    Frankly...I cannot think of a single nation who would want its troops to face US Citizens even while their troops were wearing baby blue helmets... We are known for our skills, and I do have extremely serious doubts that if the UN tried to use our own troops....that would fail dismally.... I spent 10 years in uniform, combat arms....and I'll be damned if I would ever take up arms against American Citizens who were abiding by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. A soldier or any service member has ZERO obligation to obey illegal or immoral orders.

    So I don't spend too much time worrying about it.
  • johnnyg RobHom 2012/08/09 22:52:05
    johnnyg
    +1
    Obama is stupid enough to grant powers to the UN.
  • RobHom johnnyg 2012/10/19 11:16:15
    RobHom
    Actually, he can't. So its a moot point.
  • johnnyg RobHom 2012/10/26 20:12:04
    johnnyg
    Actually, he can do what he wants.
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