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Fewer excited gun-buyers
in Colo. and Conn.

Associated Press, by Eileen Sullivan*

Original Article

Posted By:BaseballFan, 1/7/2013 10:46:20 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - In Connecticut and Colorado, scenes of the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012, people were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than in most other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of new FBI data. The biggest surges in background checks for people who want to carry or buy guns occurred in states in the South and West. (Snip) Nationally, there were nearly twice as many more background checks for firearms between November and December than during the same time period one year ago.

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A feeble and failed attempt at correlation. Clearly, Ms. Sullivan and friends were not here to the see the most recent Tanner Gun Show in Denver, where lines were an hour + just to get in the door. In addition, she may be relying on a media sleight-of-hand: background checks which once took minutes are now up to nine (9) DAYS in Colorado.
* - numerous contributors.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wilko, 1/7/2013 10:54:04 AM     (No. 9103076)

"Fewer excited gun buyers..." "Less enthusiastic about gun buying...." What a load of buckshot. We don´t excitedly buy guns, we buy guns seriously and use them judiciously.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 1/7/2013 10:54:13 AM     (No. 9103077)

Obama and the media - an inseperable team.

Throughout modern history successful tyrants have all had their media lapdogs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/7/2013 11:19:19 AM     (No. 9103125)

Gun show in Rochester, NY this weekend: long lines, extremely high prices and people were happy to wait and pay. If gun sales in Colorado and Connecticut are down from last week, perhaps it´s because all local purveyors of firearms and related equipment are sold out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fondis, 1/7/2013 11:20:08 AM     (No. 9103129)

This is a complete fabrication.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 1/7/2013 11:24:15 AM     (No. 9103138)

Agree with the posters. All my local places are completely sold out of .223 and .308. Precious little of anything else, and prices have risen like a rocket.
Forget buying a semi auto gun. There aren´t any left.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: pinger, 1/7/2013 11:26:59 AM     (No. 9103143)

If there are any places where people should be excited about the opportunity to keep themselves from being victimized, they should be Colorado and Connecticut.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 1/7/2013 12:20:41 PM     (No. 9103258)

Using "statistics" to lie again. Do the math the increase in CT is actually higher than the increase in Tennessee. CT applications are up 56%, TN applications are up 54% and CO applications are up 53%.

Doesn´t sound like a huge cry for Gun Control from CO and CT to me, or any other thinking person.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: geoguy, 1/7/2013 12:47:34 PM     (No. 9103309)

Long lines for the gun show in Tulsa this weekend. I was told people buying everything in sight. Guns were being sold at twice the price and ammo 5X normal prices.

Can´t buy 22LR anywhere at the stores. But I heard from a pretty good source that one dealer in town has the ammo, but is selling 100 rounds for $30.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/7/2013 12:54:25 PM     (No. 9103325)

Folks in C0lorado are alre3ady stocked up on guns. No need to run out and buy. I don´t know about Connecticut. The northeast U.S. is too liberal and depends upon the mercy of criminals.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LouD, 1/7/2013 1:10:47 PM     (No. 9103346)

Long lines in Tampa Saturday. A friend went and ended up selling his shotgun to someone else in line. He couldn´t wait 4 hours just to get in the show.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: laotzu, 1/7/2013 1:19:54 PM     (No. 9103357)

Dis-information campaign posing as news reporting. Salt Lake City gun show this weekend sold out AR15 ammo before lunch the first day. People camped out to be first in line.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: babelfish30101, 1/7/2013 1:28:41 PM     (No. 9103375)

Knowing the media will be there, 2nd amendment friendly residents in those states are probably trying to avoid having thier pictures in the paper.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rubinski, 1/7/2013 1:59:29 PM     (No. 9103435)

Everything is sold out in Colorado. Plus, at the gun shows you can´t get guns until days later so it´s less attracive to go right now.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 1/7/2013 2:13:15 PM     (No. 9103460)

Who believes a socialist press??? Socialists???

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Judith, 1/7/2013 2:24:04 PM     (No. 9103477)

I was at the Bass Pro shop on Sunday afternoon. the gun department was mobbed, the busiest section of that store and that store is pretty heavily visited. I could not get near the counter and people looked pretty happy and excited. Men, women, young adults shopping their little hearts out.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Judith, 1/7/2013 2:24:36 PM     (No. 9103480)

Forgot to mention this was in ultra blue Massachusetts.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: DocH, 1/7/2013 4:54:18 PM     (No. 9103711)

Note the percentage figures cited above. Increases above 50 percent in each state are cited as evidence of indifference or fear of gun ownership. Liars.

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