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    Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    The number of people seeking to buy guns in Colorado has soared since last week's mass shooting in the US state's town of Aurora, say law officials.
    In the three days after the shooting, applications for the background checks needed to buy a gun legally were up 43% on the previous week.
    According to data released by the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, 880 people applied for the state-approved background checks on Friday, 13 July, days before the shooting.

    On Friday, 29 July, the day following the shooting, the number was 1,216, and on the Saturday, 1,243. In total, 2,887 people were approved to buy a gun over the weekend, an increase of 43.5% on the weekend before, said the bureau.

    "What they're saying is, 'they want to have a chance'," he told the Denver Post. "They want to have the ability to protect themselves and their families if they are in a situation like what happened in the movie theatre."

    BBC News - Aurora shooting: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings
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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    This does not surprise me at all. In fact, it's very common from what I've seen and read over the years.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Not very suprising. While some promote what happened, there and elsewhere as an example of the need for tighter gun laws, many individuals also realise that there is no way for Police to respond in time. Whether it is at that theater, the streets of Chicago or your home, the police probably will not be able to respond in time to save your life if someone is intent on taking it. It is incumbent upon each individual of legal age to provide for their own protection between the start of any incident and the police arriving.

    The government should make no laws that restrict, inhibit or limit a lawful individual from the right to defend themselves.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    fear is great for business.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    fear is great for business.
    So is the understanding that when SECONDS count, the police are ony MINUTES away.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    So is the understanding that when SECONDS count, the police are ony MINUTES away.
    its a silly idea, that only a gun can stop a gunman.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its a silly idea, that only a gun can stop a gunman.
    What would you use?

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its a silly idea, that only a gun can stop a gunman.
    Well then we need to tell police around this country that if a man is shooting at them that drawing their weapon should be the LAST thing they do.

    But I must ask you Thud, what exactly are other effective ways to stop a mad man with an AR-15?

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    fear is great for business.
    Fear: the rationalized explanation for circumstances liberals can't seem to otherwise understand or explain.
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    The Second Amendment has nothing to do with guns.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    According to data released by the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, 880 people applied for the state-approved background checks on Friday, 13 July, days before the shooting.

    On Friday, 29 July, the day following the shooting, the number was 1,216, and on the Saturday, 1,243. In total, 2,887 people were approved to buy a gun over the weekend, an increase of 43.5% on the weekend before, said the bureau.

    "What they're saying is, 'they want to have a chance'," he told the Denver Post. "They want to have the ability to protect themselves and their families if they are in a situation like what happened in the movie theatre."

    BBC News - Aurora shooting: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings
    I think this is good news. And, on another thread talking about lawsuits, someone (TD, I think) pointed out that the theater might have some culpability for designating their theater a "no-gun zone." If one has a legal permit to carry a gun in any state, venues shouldn't be able to over-ride the law unless they're searching people as they come through the door, have armed security and metal detectors. (And don't have unmanned and unalarmed exits that allow people to come and go at will.) I agree with this, too.

    If this ever happens in a public venue again, I hope we have enough armed citizens willing and able to take out the shooter by other means than throwing a box of popcorn at him. Hopefully, Coloradans have seen the light. Illinois? We're blind here.
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