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In Newtown, Gun Purchases Soar

Written by Gary North on August 2, 2013

The number of people applying for permits to buy guns in Newtown, Connecticut is about twice the number who applied in 2012, before the Sandy Hook murders.

Across the United States, this is the pattern. Gun sales are way up. Ammunition sales are way up.

The gun control lobby goes into high gear to get gun control laws passed whenever there is a front-page shooting incident. This leads to an automatic response by pro-gun-ownership Americans: they buy more guns.

In Illinois, the legislature passed a bill to allow counties to issue concealed weapons permits. The governor vetoed the bill. The legislature overrode it.

This frustrates the gun control lobby. What looks like a golden opportunity to mobilize politicians to pass gun control laws, does not work nationally. The push to get news laws passed provokes a well-organized political response from the Second Amendment lobby.

The Senate’s Democrats have shelved plans this year for getting a bill through the Senate to tighten gun purchase background checks. The leaders held a press conference vowing to introduce it in 2014. But 2014 is a Congressional election year. If they cannot get a bill passed in 2013, why do they think 2014 will be a better time? They don’t. The promise was just a sop to their supporters.

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8 thoughts on “In Newtown, Gun Purchases Soar

  1. Very interesting!

  2. Rabelrouser says:

    Across this nation, the average person is veiwing the future with an eye of extreme caution, and for good reason. They see how the powers that be increasingly work to control their lives through division and distraction, and understand that the fiscial policies will lead to economic collapse. The final product will be lawlessness brought on by an economy that erodes to a point of collapse. What else could a rational thinking man conclude by the daily events and actions of the governance of this nation?
    People are waking up to these realities and are preparing themselves for a future that will be chaotic, and deadly. They know that self protection and sustinence will allow them to survive.
    Many individuals are coming together , forming communities that will work together just to survive such a senario. They know that the American Spirit can not die if they work together; and that concept should be the point of consideration for all. But sadly, it is not.

  3. GOOD news! The BAD news is that ultimately the Second Amendment cannot protect our weapons. Think about it: The Amendment with the wording "shall not be infringed" is the most infringed, licensed, and controlled amendment of the entire twenty seven. Moreover, the day is coming when our posterity will likely see the Second Amendment repealed. This is the inherent nature and danger of optional rights versus God-expected (non-optional) responsibilities, such as the one depicted by the Apostle Paul:

    " But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house [including spiritual and physical protection], he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (1 Timothy 5:8)

    For more regarding optional rights as compared to non-optional responsibilities, listen to "The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight" (delivered last March at the Springfield, MO Firearms and Freedom Symposium) at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.com/#FeaturedM…. At this same location, you will also find a radio interview Larry Pratt (Executive Director of Gun Owners of America) conducted with me on this same subject. I think you'll find Mr. Pratt's remarks especially interesting.

    For anyone who prefers to read, see our blog article "You Can't Win Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight," followed by "Rights, Rights, Everyone Wants Their Rights."

  4. RedMeatState says:

    I think you mean before the "Sandy Hook Government Sponsored Murders, Hoax, and TV Show to Obfuscate the Truth and Create Mass Hysteria in order to Assault the 2nd Amendment and Blame America's Gun Owners".

  5. Lawrence OBrien says:

    The handwritng is on the wall folks — Franco had his fifth column and we have the 'biased' news media and our 'elected' respresentatives. 'Our' news services seem obsessed with destroying America through biased/edited coverage and our representatives pander to the masses with 'reelection' their only interest. We have indeed become the "gi-me gi-me" generation. The solution is simple — but unobtainable; honesty, fiscal responsibility and SINGLE TERMS (no reelection).

    All in favor, VOTE !!!

  6. with all those guns getting into private hands and the populace getting more itchy all the time; how long will it be before America descends into civil war? it is happening in other places; so why not the USA?

  7. Rather it a case of gun control legislation and scare campaigns are created by gun retailers to pump up gun sales. They must laugh their asses off watching their sheeple buy up guns as though the world coming to an end.

  8. Johnthelibertarian says:

    You must be one of the naïve sheeple who refuse to be responsible for themselves, by instead relying on the big brother lyin' king, huh, gil???