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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Colorado Gun Sales Spike After Batman Slaughter

None of these weapons will ever be used in self-defense against a spur-of-the-moment criminal threat.

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America: the most violent culture in the history of the world


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Guns in home increase risk of death, injury and mental disease. 

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How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths


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Toy Guns Outlawed At Republican National Convention: Real Guns Allowed

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80% Of All Firearm Deaths In 23 Industrial Countries Occurred in The United States

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University of Utah Medical School: Guns, Public Health and Safety


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Since 1973, the number of U.S. homes with firearms has declined by 35%

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For young Americans, 15-24, suicide (60% by firearm) is the third leading cause of death

http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/2012/12/for-young-americans-15-24-suicide.html

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Firearm injury and death charts for the U.S. (and the world) are available at the following University of Pennsylvannia webpage. http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/ficap/resourcebook/pdf/monograph.pdf
There are over 40% more firearm suicides than firearm homicides in the United States.

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In the United States, only motor vehicle crashes and cancer claim more lives among children 5–14 years old than do firearms.


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University of Utah Medical School: Guns, Public Health and Safety


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Gun Sales Spike After 12 Killed in Colorado Movie Theater




July 24 (Bloomberg) -- Background checks for gun purchases spiked 41 percent in Colorado after 12 people were killed inside a suburban Denver movie theater, according to state data.
In the four days after the July 20 shooting, dealers submitted 3,647 requests for state background checks required to buy a firearm, said Susan Medina, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. That’s 41 percent more than the 2,583 requests during the same four days the prior week and a 38 percent increase over the 2,636 checks during the first Friday to Monday in July.



Debate over gun laws after high-profile shootings, like the one police say 24-year-old James Holmes was responsible for in Colorado, can prompt gun sales. Last year, one-day sales in Arizona jumped 60 percent after a gunman killed six people in a Tuscon parking lot and wounded others, including then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
“It’s not hunting guns they’re looking for,” said Larry Hyatt, owner of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Hyatt Guns, which claims to be the largest independent gun store in the U.S. “It’s self-protection handguns and military-type firearms.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation declined to release data on background checks nationally since the Colorado shooting, said Stephen Fischer, a spokesman.
State data and interviews elsewhere suggested increased sales.
Florida Checks
In Florida, there were 7,905 gun-related background checks from July 20 to July 23, a 10 percent increase over the same Friday to Monday period the previous week, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
At Hyatt Guns, customers were waiting when the retailer to opened on July 21, Hyatt said, the day after the shooting. Holmes had a 100-round drum magazine clipped into the Smith & Wesson semi-automatic rifle police say he fired into a crowded theater.
Hyatt said he reassigned gunsmiths and Internet staff to double to 24 the number of employees available to help customers inside the store.
“It’s sad,” Hyatt said. “What we see is a lot of people worried these type incidents will cause more gun laws to be passed.”
At a gun show in Loveland, Colorado two days after the shooting, customers bought rifles, scopes and ammunition from dealers such as Mike Ellis from Greeley.
Ellis, 43, said he regretted that no one in the theater crowd shot back.
“If there were several people carrying arms it probably wouldn’t have played out as it did,” Elllis said.

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Aaron Schooley
6:54 PM EDT
LOL!! A perfect way to defend against more gun violence, buy more guns! Everyone sitting in a dark theater with side arms holstered. That makes me feel so safe. I can't wait until I can walk into any public space and see people cleaning their pistols or adjusting their shotguns under their coats. Can you imagine in an alternate reality where more people have guns, what would have happened instead in Colorado? An armed person wearing body armor would walk in and start firing. Everyone would draw their weapons in a dark theater with flashing lights from the screen. Even the best trained gun owners would be missing left and right. Any shot that did find its mark would be absorbed by the body armor. The logical conclusion? All the movie patrons wear body armor and bring AR-15's.

I'm so glad the security and reason of the old West is coming back.

We have over 300 million people in this country. The rate at which these types of things happen is incredibly small. Let's not submit to some knee-jerk fear based response.


thanatos39
6:13 PM EDT

“If there were several people carrying arms it probably wouldn’t have played out as it did,” Elllis said.

True. There would likely have been many more dead and injured. Absent significant training, people do not shoot calmly and cooly at what they intend to kill. Even trained police officers have been known to empty a magazine. But a Navy SEAL? He might exhibit 'fire control'. Patrons in a theatre? Just more deaths.

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