Story is from Associated Press, always a waring sign of shoddy journalism, and
likely an agenda as well.Colorado sales are slow, huh? Is that why
their background check that usually takes 15 minutes is now taking EIGHT DAYS?
With a backlog like that the total numbers for the last week of December will
look a lot lower than the number of people actually trying to buy guns.Also, the same report had a huge anomaly on Utah gun sale background checks.
They showed Utah checks for several months higher than the entire number of
sales for the entire year as reported by Utah BCI, and then reported a huge drop
in Utah, despite BCI's figures showing an increase in sales.This story is best summed up as "Americans are concerned for their safety
and taking steps to be able to defend themselves. When seconds count the cops
are minutes away. So, gun sales are up about 50% from previous year numbers
across the country."
How great to see we're still having no trouble keeping up with the Iraqis
and Afghans. Shall we keep buying guns until the NRA says it's safe?
@markb its not guns that are the problem in the middle east, its fanaticism.
Just like the fanatical movement to take guns away from people in this country.
Because we can't honestly address a problem we get huge divisions in the
population. Nobody is asking why the nut job did the killing.
If fanatics are trying to remove guns from American households, they are doing a
very poor job, because the USA leads the world in per capita gun ownership,
ahead, yes, of every country in the Middle East, too.
Or could it be just like the fanatical movement to pour more guns into this
country.How about some common sense?Not to eliminate
guns, but to close the loopholes that make them much too easy to get.Are you aware that in Utah, something like two-thirds of gang bangers may
legally obtain and carry guns with no restrictions? That's right. Two
thirds of them.Why? It's because although many of them have
extensive records of misdemeanors, they have not been convicted of a felony.
Yet.Are you aware that police in Utah can tell you that a large
majority of domestic violence incidents involve people who legally own guns?
Domestic violence is just a misdemeanor.It is often necessary for
police to return guns that were taken from gang bangers and people involved in
domestic to their "legal" owners.Is there a need to tighten
up on requirements for legal gun ownership? Does that information -- which
almost any cop can verify for you -- not indicate a need for some changes? How
many of those guns are just waiting for their owner to cross the line?
You've just got to love the posters who, when a story doesn't agree
with their views, blame it on the press or anything else; but when the story
does agree with their views, it just happens to be spot on. Love it!
It appears that Colorado and Connecticut are living in reality while the rest of
the gun nuts are living out their NRA induced deranged fantasies.Not
one gun nut has been able to answer WHO exactly would come and take their guns
even if they were made illegal. WHO?
Screwdriver. Maybe there is a connection and direct correlation to the places
where mass murders occur and the number of private citizens who own guns?
Criminals have a phrase to describe this situation, "soft targets". When
bad guys strike, who do the citizens call? Other people with guns to stop the
bad guys with guns! Get it now?
More guns are the solution just like another nuke was during the cold war.
It's a national arms race.
We are raising a generation of crazys. Most broken family lifesyles generate
violence. there is not enough work for juveniles with Big Labor shutting them
out with mininum wage raises. Most of the spoiled big city kids have too much
time on their hands to gang bang and learn to be potential killers. There will
be more in spite of Washinton's dismal and mis directed efforts.