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    Giffords shooting causes gun sales to skyrocket in Arizona, some buyers looking to st

    When Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on a crowd in Tucson Saturday, killing six and wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and many more, reactions across America ranged from anger to grief to confusion. But some took the tragedy as a call to buy arms.
    This is going to be, I'm afraid, a fairly controversial thread, and maybe I should not be bringing this up so soon after the Tucson tragedy. But, nevertheless, this needs to be said, so I'm saying it.

    It seems that gun sales have doubled in some places in Arizona. In the aftermath of what happened there, I can understand the fear among some that there could be some proposals for restrictions of guns, in the wake of this senseless shooting rampage.

    But, IMHO, there is another reason to own guns, and that was aptly demonstrated when a nutcase put 13 persons in the hospital, and 6 more in the ground. So here is the question I want to ask:

    Had some of the people at the Giffords event been armed, do you believe the toll would have been less? I believe so, and it is incidents like this that affirm by belief in a strong support of the Second Amendment. An armed population is a safer population.

    Some will argue that an armed population leads to incidents, such as happened in Arizona, but I am going to cut that argument off at the pass by stating the obvious - Where it is illegal to own guns, criminals will still get them. I say that law abiding citizens should be able to own them too. After all, this IS part of our Constitutional rights. Once more, I stand solidly behind the premise that an armed population is a safer population. You can't rely on the police to stop incidents like this, but you can sure enough get your hands on a Glock and do it yourself, before calling the police to report that a nutcase with a gun was shot to death before he completed his mission.

    Now answer the poll.

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    Re: Giffords shooting causes gun sales to skyrocket in Arizona, some buyers looking t

    poll-what poll?



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    Re: Giffords shooting causes gun sales to skyrocket in Arizona, some buyers looking t

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    poll-what poll?
    I just posted it. LOL.
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    Re: Giffords shooting causes gun sales to skyrocket in Arizona, some buyers looking t

    Why no option for "Same"? I'm not any more against it or for it since this tragedy.
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    Re: Giffords shooting causes gun sales to skyrocket in Arizona, some buyers looking t

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Why no option for "Same"? I'm not any more against it or for it since this tragedy.
    Oops. Good anwer. Can you do me a favor and add that option for me?
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    Re: Giffords shooting causes gun sales to skyrocket in Arizona, some buyers looking t

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Why no option for "Same"? I'm not any more against it or for it since this tragedy.
    What Hugh said. This does not affect my opinion at all.

    TD, for future reference, you add a poll after the post appears, so give people a couple minutes to type in the poll options and get it added.
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    Re: Giffords shooting causes gun sales to skyrocket in Arizona, some buyers looking t

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Oops. Good anwer. Can you do me a favor and add that option for me?
    I got it.

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    Re: Giffords shooting causes gun sales to skyrocket in Arizona, some buyers looking t

    Wow I guess gun sales haven't been this good since Obama became president. Fear apparently sells guns.

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    Re: Giffords shooting causes gun sales to skyrocket in Arizona, some buyers looking t

    When there are deranged citizens, mass confusion and armed people running around in stressful situations the toll of death will be lower? Are you able to work better when you have heavy metal music blasting into one ear and your wife screaming in the other? If anything all scientific evidence indicates that a human being is more likely to commit a mistake during such a situation.
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    Re: Giffords shooting causes gun sales to skyrocket in Arizona, some buyers looking t

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I got it.

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    Looks like Hugh got it too. Same is now in there twice.
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