Gun permits spike in Newtown
After going through one of the worst shooting tragedies in recent history, residents are increasing firearm purchases.
The numbers are small but significant in Newtown, Conn. More than 200 people have received new local pistol permits through July 24, The Wall Street Journal reported. That's up from 171 permits for all of last year.
The rise in permits suggests that some Newtown residents have not swung as sharply in favor of gun control as others after a young man shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December.
"It's sinking in to some folks that 'I need to take responsibility for keeping my family safe,'" one Newtown resident told The Journal.
But a city administrator in Newtown told the newspaper that the increase is probably more about concerns about a crackdown on guns than a response to the school shooting. People across the state stepped up gun purchases this spring ahead of an expanded ban on guns that took effect April 5.
That trend has played out nationwide as well. The number of nationwide background checks for gun purchases could hit a record in 2013, reports MSN moneyNOW's Bruce Kennedy. There were 16.4 million checks in 2011, nearly 19.6 million last year and about 11.4 million in the first six months of this year.
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People in Newtown have every right to defend themselves as anyone else...
You don't have the courage to take care off your family, that is your business.
My wife told me, "I take care of you and the kids."
Up to you, to make sure I have a safe place to do that".
She is not interested in hearing me, saying, that," I called 911."
She doesn't care how I do it, that is up to me.
She will not understand if I did my best, she expects that I wi9ll provide her and our children with a safe place to live.
I elected to buy and own a weapon, that makes me the equal of 3 or 6 guys with evil intentions.
The answer is simple ,if you are unable to protect yourself and your family , you are a lamb being led to slaughter.
The criminals have little or no fear of the police ,courts or prisons and no respect for your life or rights.
Arm yourself , get some good training and practice putting 2 bullets where you want them , first time , every time.
A friend has a firearms class and he is so backed up he can't handle it all and is flat out turning people away. We live in moonbat Massachusetts so it isn't a gun nut state or right wing nut, blah, blah, blah area. He gets the professors and bug hunters from Woods Hole and the WHOI and MBL as well as the majority of the blue bleeding Democrats in this region.
Hard core liberal democrats and they are ever so quietly lining up like Rockettes to get their weapons training. Keep beating that drum media. Guns are selling at all time high prices and ammo is flying off the shelves and as I said earlier, it isn't even the right wingers and gun nuts that are doing it. It is ALL Americans.
The city administrator is right on target.
Unfortunately virtually all efforts for gun controls are in some way or another "anti-gun".
2nd Amendment has already been excessively infringed upon.
Gun inventories are slowly returning to normal but ammunition supplies remain limited -- second is due to market manipulation by Government agency purchasing actions.
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