Selling guns to mass murderers can be rewarding to Gun Stores
That seems to be what gun store owners and the NRA are finding. Every time they sell a gun to a mass murderer guns sales and membership goes UP
For example in the last few years we’ve
Capitol Hill massacre,
Brown’s Chicken massacre,
San Ysidro McDonald’s Massacre,
Beltway sniper attacks,
University of Texas at Austin massacre,
Colorado Springs killings,
Springfield Mall massacre,
Edmond United States Post Office massacre,
Dover massacre, Standard Gravure shooting,
101 California Street shootings,
Long Island Rail Road Massacre,
Red Lake massacre,
Westroads Mall shooting,
Geneva County massacre,
2010 Appomattox shootings,
2011 Grand Rapids, Michigan shooting,
2011 Copley Township, Ohio shooting,
Oikos University shooting
2012 Seattle cafe shooting spree
Result….support for gun ownership goes UP as more and more scared Americans feel the need to protect themselves from other gun owners who choose to use their store bought weapons to randomly target unsuspecting Americans
That just a gold mine for gun dealers.
The tactic isn’t new
Hackers often plant viruses on your computer…then try to sell you a program to remove the virus
The phone company sells services to telephone marketers allowing them to make annoying calls to their customers…. then turn around and sells their customers a service to block telemarkete
By your logic, drunk drivers would increase auto sales and/or booze. Actually, you might be suggesting that the car companies would target sales to alcoholics. Yeah, makes total sense.
How can we prevent the sale of guns to mass murders then? Oh wait, we can't, we should just ban all guns that way we are all safer.. OR shoot the Mother Truckers before they amass a body count! Hmmmm. I like the latter of those two options. You can only prevent someone hell bent on killing others by killing them first. Kill, that word..? It seems so violent. I am going to go pet my dogs now.....
“Blaming guns for murder is like blaming forks for obesity. Someone misused a gun therefore no one’s allowed to have one…This guy would have found ways to do what he did in that theater whether he could have gotten guns or not.” So by Rush's logic they should still give metal knives and forks on airplanes, cause after all they don't pose any threat. Blaming the metal knife or fork for terrorism would be similarly incorrect. Not surprising that Rush and the lemming staff here fails to see the context and the logic. There is no reason for anyone to own an assault rifle or at the very least no reason for one to be allowed off a gun range. If limited to a gun that did not fire 50 plus rounds in a magazine the shooter would have been brought down with only half the casualties. That's the point and all the stock NRA arguments are just that and sound pretty silly to rational folks. But then again I understand their are cowards who feel they need the biggest and baddest gun they can find.
And at nearly everyone of these, no one had a gun to stop the murders.
You left off the biggest one, the cause and effect of the biggest GUN SALES IN HISTORY .. .the election of Barry!
By your logic the NRA and gun stores should be supporting Obama re-election .. it is JUST THE OPPOSITE!
OMG 2012 LIBERTY!
Walk into a gun store. Announce: "Hi, I'm a mass murderer and I want to buy some guns." See how far you get. The owners of the Lead Valley gun club knew Holmes was a whacko and wouldn't let him train in their facility.
We need more whacko control, not gun control. Unfortunately, it's easier to attack the tools being misused than it is to identify and control the mis-users.
There are a lot of people in this country who are desperate and on the edge. Unfortunately, they do not choose to address that desperation, wisely and are hard to identify until they crack and go on a rampage. All we sane ones can do is be vigilant and try be prepared to react if and when we encounter them.
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Based on your ignorant logic...
Ban automobiles. (1,000's die every year using them)
Ban the chemical di-hydrogen mon-oxide. ( 100's of people die inhaling it) (Oh!, that's water)
Oh what the hell, ban everything.
why don't you do a study on killings in countries that have gun control. it is just as bad or worse.
Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store
There are 35 nations that have higher murder per capita rates than the U.S. and most of these nations have much stricter gun laws.
When Holmes kicked into action, killing innocent folks, what would have been the most effective way to stop him? Had a person in the first few rows had a concealed weapons permit, carried something like a .40 cal Glock, taken up a good kneeling position behind a row of seats, and placed a well aimed bullet to the triangular area between his eyes and nose, it would have been a no reflex kill, and the killing spree would have ended.
Let us not forget that Mr Holmes legally purchased his bomb making materials. What if he would have just put the bomb in his care, and drove up next to the theater? Would stricter gun control have worked in stopping this man hell bent on murder? The Oklahoma bombers did not use guns. Neither did the Unabomber.
Check the stats in Australia when they outlawed handguns. Gun violence has continued to grow ever since.
@milobendich-You're a moron. I suppose that the general contracting industry planned to take down the twin towers in order to increase construction of buildings.
Go back to your Ivy League faculty room and leave the rest of us to our guns and religion.
The only logical response to your gibberish is “ What a Moron”
Hey milobendich, where do you live?
I could use a new TV, car, jewlery, and hostages. Don't worry, the cops will protect you since you don't have a gun... Unless you're a hypocrite?
Wow, those Evil Gun Stores! I bet you’re highly educated and think you can engineer yourself out of harms way. You can’t! So quit trying to wreck or freedoms that we have fought and died for. What kind of asinine logic is rattling around in that liberal pee brain?
People kill people every day with cars, Knifes, fists, baseball bats, bricks, so let’s blame auto makers, God (your creator), Lowville Slugger, Home Depot and so on. Then lets issue bullet proof vest for every man woman and child. Guess what? We will still have murders, you will accomplish nothing just like Chicago and New York.
Setting deadly booby traps is illegal at that didn’t seem to stop the CO Shooter. Your stupid logic assumes criminals follow the law.By definition they don't. So when your child is being taken and your wife is being raped and your house robed by criminals with non-registered guns. (Probably stolen) you just sit your lame but down and call 911 and wait, while the rest of us protect or family and property.
There wouldn't be any mass murderer if everyone was armed. Your logic is absent reason.
In all of those situation the POLICE have shown they are UNABLE TO PROTECT CITIZENS, they are only designed to catch the perps EVENTUALLY. If they had chased the shooter out when the first police arrived they could have saved many lives but they don't do that and aren't allowed to do that. If you rely on the cops to save you you're DEAD!!! We MUST protect ourselves as we se fit per the Constitution.
TEA PARTY UNTOUCHABLES!!!!!
The theatre was another ‘happy’, ‘safe’, “gun-free” zone. The whole dang liberal city, Aurora, disallowed concealed carry, although the State is Shall Issue. If at least one or two patrons were armed, the crazy gun man might have been stopped. You have a right to defend yourself, and if a private establishment disarms you, they have a responsibility to keep you safe, or protect you from harm, e.g., guards, security measures, etc. Self defense is a natural and private right. Justice Alito stated in Heller, “citizens must be permitted ‘to use [handguns] for the core lawful purpose of self-defense.’” Once my state Maryland goes Shall Issue, I’m staying armed at all times for the purpose of self defense. When in private establishments, I will not disarm myself, unless the owner, or his representative, personally tells me to leave. If a public place or business is a gun-free zone, and provides no adequate security, I will take my money elsewhere.
jrook said, "There is no reason for anyone to own an assault rifle or at the very least no reason for one to be allowed off a gun range."
SURE there is. If any nation EVER tries to invade us, we'll be ready. Switzerland was never invaded by Hitler, one reason being becuase its Citizens were armed with assault rifles. If my home ever gets raided by a bunch pathetic radicals, or a group of gang members, I'll need something better than my duck hunting shotgun. If ever some revolutionist radicals or militaristic idiots threaten or declare war on my country and neighbours I'll need more than a 22 bolt action rifle. And finally, I'll need something more powerful than my six shooter, as a last resort against tyranny.
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." George Washington
jrook said, "If limited to a gun that did not fire 50 plus rounds in a magazine the shooter would have been brought down with only half the casualties."
LOL. First off, the Colorado shooter used a semi-auto, NOT an assualt rifle. Second, the shooter could have easily carried more magazines.
Libs NEVER cease! They will lie and bitch and moan forever until they get their way...no amount of logic or rational thought can deter them. Even though we have more guns per capita than ever before, the murder rate is down from about 10 per 100,000 to 4.8 per 100,000 since 1980 - yet libs continue to bleat about gun control.
Since so many libs are asking "Why, oh why, could anyone possibly want a semi-automatic rifle?," here's 4:
1) In case of civil unrest (e.g. Katrina or Rodney King riots)
2) In the (unlikely) event of foreign invasion
3) In the (somewhat likely) event our government seizes too much power
4) We're still free in this country, so mind your own damn business
Nice try there. However, the high capacity drum jammed (which they are common to do) and the shooter was unable to squeeze of many rounds from his rifle. Most damage was inflicted from the shotgun and his two handguns.
Not to mention that citizens should have access to assault rifles. The founding fathers expressed clearly that the right to bear arms was so the masses could revolt against the government should it become oppressive. Why should the government be the only side to have arms? To enforce tyrannical laws and oppression? Doesn't make sense JRook... especially seeing as the government shows to be more corrupt year after year.
But I digress. The main issue is you are blaming the gun. This guy would have leveled the whole theater (all 16 screens) with a bomb. He was determined. Let alone, gun control only places weapons in criminal and government hands. This leaves the public at the mercy of both parties... Look at Mexico JRook... Oh and those are guns sold to Mexico by Eric Holder too!
You seriously need to be honest and do more research on the subject. But then again, gun control means you can force everyone to your progressive views without opposition by having a central government with complete and total power. That my friend is too dangerous. I am more worried with lunatics (both Democrat and Republican) in the White House than one in a theater.
Timothy McVeigh killed 168 and injured 800 without firing a shot. I guess if a particular brand of mass murder doesn't fit the gun banner's agenda it doesn't make the list.
your tin foil hat is leaning a little to the left.
You're an ignorant prick Milo. The US, believe it or not continues to walk guns covertly into Mexico while Mexico's fag President declares war on drug cartels and provides no, nada, zilch capability for it's citizens to protect themselves. Result 60,000+ murdered. Ain't going to happen here. Why? most of us believe in the rule of law and the right to life which means protecting life even if it means taking the life of some depraved bastard
What can I say? You are clearly the stupidest person who has ever graced the internet.
Every place you list, LEGAL gun carry is BANNED! Oops ...maybe that has everything to do with it?
Are you saying that gun stores plan mass shootings to boost their revinue? That's the dumbest thing that I have ever heard. I cant even respond.
Gun sales spike because people realize two things.
1. The police won't be there to help you.
2. After the gun ban, only the criminals will have guns.