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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:27 AM

Fewer excited gun-buyers in Colo. and Conn.

Source: AP-Excite

By EILEEN SULLIVAN

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.

The latest government figures reflect huge increases across the U.S. in the number of background checks for gun sales and permits to carry guns at the end of the year. After President Barack Obama's re-election, the horrific school shooting in Connecticut and Obama's promise to support new laws aimed at curbing gun violence, the number of background checks spiked. In Georgia, the FBI processed 37,586 requests during October and 78,998 requests in December; Alabama went from 32,850 to 80,576 during the same period.

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.

"It's a fear there will be a crackdown," said Thomas Wright, who runs Hoover Tactical Firearms near Birmingham, Ala. Wright said he took on more employees to handle the sales crush after 20 children were killed in Newtown, Conn. "We used to have what was called our wall of guns. It's pretty much empty now." Every high-capacity magazine in Wright's store was sold out.

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In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo, a rifle and a hand gun are displayed on the range of Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, in Sandy Springs, Ga. 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. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

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Reply Fewer excited gun-buyers in Colo. and Conn. (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 OP
michreject Jan 2013 #1
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #5
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #2
slackmaster Jan 2013 #3
Remmah2 Jan 2013 #4
ileus Jan 2013 #6
Claybrains Jan 2013 #7
Claybrains Jan 2013 #8

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:31 AM

1. Somethings amiss- Colorado background-check submissions for guns break all records

I thought that I remembered reading this someplace.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22208917/colorado-gun-background-checks-break-records

This weekend set a record for all single-day background check submittals in Colorado for potential gun purchases, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation officials.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=92144

Colorado has made 361,385 NICS check so far for 2012. Up about 10% (so far) from last year.


something isn't right somewhere.

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Response to michreject (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:59 AM

5. That was my first thought. I remember a thread about how they were setting records. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:12 AM

2. Here in CT

stuff has been flying out the door, the gun stores have been packed, the inventory is down or non-existent depending on the type of gun and the wait for background checks is long due to the higher then normal volume of sales. CT has it's own NICS database and does not go through the Federal NICS system, although I am sure they compare data on a regular basis.

There are virtually NO AR-15 type rifles to be found for sale in CT and most of the other center fire, magazine fed, semi-automatic rifles are gone as well. Ammo is also flying off the shelves.

From what I am hearing there are a lot of first time gun buyers and pistol permit instructors are having to add classes to the number of people trying to get a pistol permit in CT, which is required to buy a handgun.





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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:14 AM

3. I didn't know the FBI tracked "enthusiasm"

 

Nobody has ever asked me how enthusiastic I was when I was buying a firearm.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:33 AM

4. The OP story certainly reeks of media bull.

 

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:43 AM

6. FHz's I love it.

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:50 AM

8. I need to get myself one of those meters

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