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dadoody
07-24-2012, 9:50 AM
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21142159/gun-sales-up-since-tragedy

"A lot of it is people saying, 'I didn't think I needed a gun, but now I do,' " Meyers said. "When it happens in your backyard, people start reassessing 'Hey, I go to the movies.' "
Between Friday and Sunday, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm a 43 percent increase over the previous Friday through Sunday and a 39 percent jump over those same days on the first weekend of July.
The biggest spike was on Friday, when there were 1,216 checks, a 43 percent increase over the average number for the previous two Fridays.

JackRydden224
07-24-2012, 9:59 AM
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21142159/gun-sales-up-since-tragedy

I'm glad those naive people are finally realizing that only they can protect themselves. I bet you many of them at the theature thought things would be different if they had a gun to shoot back. It's just ironic. The victims where at the theater watching a movie about a vigilante hero who took matters into his own hands when the cops were incapable of handling crime.

Now those people buying guns will become our ally. They will soon realize that they cannot buy weapons to protect themselves.

glbtrottr
07-24-2012, 10:00 AM
Outstanding.

Wernher von Browning
07-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Good thing I checked or I woulda been arrested by the Doopolice. Oh, wait, Mayor Bloomberg is asking them to go on strike unless we ban armor-piercing internet posts...

This source is AFP -- Agence France Presse. :)
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iNJCMdpp2vEvzl8ZI10YFZZZY-Rw?docId=CNG.8db00ddc4bc3b4d5e0beccdb5ea8c68a.2f1

FullAuto
07-24-2012, 10:10 AM
"When he arrived at work Friday morning — just hours after a gunman killed 12 and injured 58 others at the Century Aurora 16 theater — there already were 15 to 20 people waiting outside the store", Meyers said.

It's sad that it takes situations like this for people to start to wake up to understand that they need to be responsible for their own lives and the lives of their loved ones. People are starting to wake up that being defenseless is not an option.

SuperSet
07-24-2012, 10:15 AM
Ironically, I betcha those drum mags are being scooped up like crazy even though they are super unreliable.

NotPukeGreen
07-24-2012, 2:30 PM
Go Figure, Back ground checks keeping them busy.http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/gun-sales-aurora-colorado-shooting-spike-tuscon-161409369--finance.html

morfeeis
07-24-2012, 2:43 PM
Good, people know the only thing that can stop an evil person with a firearm is a good person with a firearm that's better trained.

BruinGuy
07-24-2012, 4:02 PM
I wonder how much of this is people worried that Colorado might consider restrictive laws, versus those looking for self-protection? It seems like buying frenzies usually follow in the wake of fears of new restrictions...

Lead Waster
07-24-2012, 4:33 PM
It's an arms escalation scenario, and it makes sense sort of. Someone ELSE has a gun, so now you are behind in the arms race, so you buy a gun. No one wants to be the guy without the gun.

This is good and bad. It means MORE OTHER PEOPLE have guns.

In an ideal, selfish world, I would be the only one with a gun.... but then you wouldn't like that and would want a gun too.

Anyway, this article is just showing that basic truth. Guns can hurt and save, we just don't know what "other" people are going to do with their guns. The closest thing we have is to at least do a background check on people, but that doesn't indicate what they MIGHT do.

The disadvantage we have in CA is that we (generally) can't get LTCs. So a bad guy, who doesn't give a crap will be carrying, while our guns are in the safe back at home.

Skullster
07-24-2012, 4:38 PM
.The disadvantage we have in CA is that we (generally) can't get LTCs. So a bad guy, who doesn't give a crap will be carrying, while our guns are in the safe back at home.

Agree 100%. Sad that self defense is not considered GOOD CAUSE here.

haveyourmile
07-24-2012, 9:07 PM
Agree 100%. Sad that self defense is not considered GOOD CAUSE here.

Where is "here"? Some places in California will accept self defense on a ccw application

libertyordeath
07-24-2012, 9:12 PM
Micheal Moore is on right now with dumb arse peirs Morgan and he just said it made him angry to here that lol more guns is not the answer.

Wernher von Browning
07-24-2012, 9:14 PM
Ironically, I betcha those drum mags are being scooped up like crazy even though they are super unreliable.

I mentioned this on another thread.

They seem to be sold out, everywhere you look, for AR-15s in .223.

brassburnz
07-24-2012, 10:36 PM
Found this on NBC news.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/blogs/us-world/#Gun-Sales-Soar-After-"Batman"-Massacre

mycrstuff
07-24-2012, 10:37 PM
More from the above yahoo link. A Houston TV station claims AR-15s were banned from 1994-2004. They were not and I bought mine back then. You only couldn't have a flash suppressor, bayo lug and a collapsible stock.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/houston11news-15750765/assault-rifle-used-in-theater-shooting-for-sale-on-gun-store-shelves-30047807.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fhouston11news-15750765%252Fassault-rifle-used-in-theater-shooting-for-sale-on-gun-store-shelves-30047807.html

Colt-45
07-24-2012, 10:38 PM
LOL as was expected.

Gun sales spiked everywhere I bet. I panicked and purchased 2 guns and a few rebuild kits after this incident.

Nitro Express!
07-24-2012, 10:58 PM
Micheal Moore is on right now with dumb arse peirs Morgan and he just said it made him angry to here that lol more guns is not the answer.

Music to my ears

tiger
07-25-2012, 6:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jeW_-Kq7vA&feature=g-u-u

mexicancolt1
07-25-2012, 8:03 AM
I dont live in Colorado. I dont go to the movies and I dont call myself the Joker. But I do buy guns. Purhased 2 over the weekend
and picked up one at Turners in West Covina

morfeeis
07-25-2012, 3:45 PM
He asked a lot of good questions and made a lot of good points but all i could ask myself is what the **** was wrong with that chicks skin.

t0kie
07-25-2012, 4:12 PM
It shows that people want to defend them self & the gun is not the problem!

Lifeon2whls
07-25-2012, 5:13 PM
LOL as was expected.

Gun sales spiked everywhere I bet. I panicked and purchased 2 guns and a few rebuild kits after this incident.

ohhh that's a good idea...i should "panic" and go buy some more guns.

Wait and see...it will be a new question on the DROS form...are you currently panicking?