Thursday, July 26, 2012

Gun Sales Jump After Colorado Movie Massacre

(Denver, Colorado) Here's some unsurprising data.
Firearms sales are surging in the wake of the Colorado movie massacre as buyers express fears about both personal safety and lawmakers who are using the shooting to seek new weapons restrictions.

In Colorado, the site of Friday's shooting that killed 12 and injured dozens of others, gun sales jumped in the three days that followed. The state approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm _ 25 percent more than the average Friday to Sunday period in 2012 and 43 percent more than the same interval the week prior.
Other locations reporting double-digit percentage sales increases include Florida, Oregon, California, Georgia and Washington's King County.

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