California gun sales skyrocket after school shooting

December 20, 2012

In the aftermath of an election and another school shooting, firearm sales in California are at an all-time high. [PressEnterprise]

Friday’s shooting at a Connecticut school in which a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six adults with a .223-caliber Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle has reignited calls for gun control legislation.

In October, with pre-election debates including arguments for and against stricter gun control laws, gun enthusiasts began scrambling to pick up weapons that could be banned.

According to the FBI, during the month of October, background checks required for gun purchases in California jumped 27 percent, from 89,164 to 113,832.

Following the November election, gun sales increased 49 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the California Department of Justice.

California already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. The state bans assault weapons, requires background checks on all gun buyers, requires that all gun sales be processed through a licensed dealer, bans the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines and has a 10-day waiting period for the purchase of firearms.

 


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choprzrul

What everyone needs to keep in mind is, the Second Amendment isn’t about guns. The Second Amendment is about tyranny. Living under the tyranny of King George meant that the founders intended for Americans to have the path by which to resist tyranny.


How can anyone make a case that the AR15 isn’t exactly what the founders had in mind when they penned ‘…arms…’? People instinctively know this and this is why you are seeing a run on gun shops recently. Americans are worried that their civil rights are going to be taken away, so they are taking steps to mitigate that risk.


Jack L
Pelican1

Twenty-six reasons for gun control…

-Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female

– Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male

– Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female.

– Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female

– Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female

– Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female

– Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06, male

– Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female

– Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06, female

– Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06, female

– Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male

– Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06, male

– James Mattioli , 3/22/06, male

– Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05, female

– Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female

– Emilie Parker, 5/12/06, female

– Jack Pinto, 5/06/06, male

– Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male

– Caroline Previdi, 9/07/06, female

– Jessica Rekos, 5/10/06, female

– Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female

– Lauren Rousseau, 6/1982, female (full date of birth not specified)

– Mary Sherlach, 2/11/56, female

– Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female

– Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male

– Allison N. Wyatt, 7/03/06, female


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Pelican1

So is your refusal to accept reality. and because of this, all these children are dead. along with two fireman today responding to a house fire. You must be so proud.


Crusader

“Reality” is that insane/violent people kill others. Deal with them. Stop trying to look past the actual problem so you can indulge your gun control fetish.


Pelican1

With the guns YOU promote!


Crusader

Your gun control fetish has you living in a fantasy world where no one will have guns and that everything will be perfect.


The problem is just that — it’s a fantasy. Guns ain’t going anywhere and you know it. So your fetish focuses on magazine size.


Focus on saving lives and not on your sicko fetish.


Pelican1

Your reality can best be described as TONE DEAF. And because of that, the massacres will continue.


Crusader

Your reality can best be described as a combination of ignorance and arrogance. You have no clue what’s going on. You want to indulge your fetish because it will make you feel better even though it has already shown not to have an impact on violent crimes.


Crusader

It’s sad how people like you are trying to take the spotlight away from the real problem — insane/violent people. Haven’t you ignored the problem long enough? How many kids will continue to be slaughtered until you stop lying to yourself?


kettle

It’s sad people like you want to dominate the conversation about your pro-gun fetish.

How some people think more guns will help in the long run as more die.


Guns in every school/church/store/home is the privatized police state gimlett keeps warning us about.


Downtown Bob

Oh, and the NRA is all about gun safety, with the Eddie Eagle program to teach kids to tell an adult about a gun, not playing with guns, as well as civilian and police training courses of all types.


Pelican1

Quite to the contrary. The REAL problem is your incredibly myopic thinking that has resulted in the slaughter of innocent Americans.

Seems YOU and the NRA have NEVER promoted gun control of any kind and yet YOU want to blame those who would. Even though the the mass murders continue.

Lets face it, you and your supporters are in part responsible for these murders, and will be for future murders until such time you awaken your moral conscience and quit worshiping you “inanimate” idol and quit hiding behind the 200 Amendment.


Crusader

I agree. It’s horrible. Simply awful.


But they have nothing else…


stopagenda21

26 reasons for armed parents to watch over our kids


Downtown Bob

26 kids killed by a deranged person China recently, using a meat cleaver. Worst school killing in U S history dome by blowing up the place. In France, a guy with a bug sprayer full of gasoline and a home made mace killed over 20 kids.


The answer is not taking guns away from law abiding citizens, but to provide security for our kids. I think specially trained and armed teachers should be in each school to protect them from any threat, terrorist or otherwise.


Here, locally, we had Brian Miller show up at school and threaten to kill people, and everyone rushed to his defense and he only got.a slap on the wrist instead of any serious jail time.


Pelican1

Wrong…22 Chinese school kids were stabbed…none killed. Get your facts right before you try and make comparisons.


Downtown Bob

Sorry Pelican, got my numbers mixed up. The guy your talking about JUST THE OTHER day stabbed 22, and a few month ago a DIFFERENT guy killed 9 with a knive and meat cleaver. See, this is nothing new is it.


http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/05/11/china.school.attack/index.html


moderator

Bogus quotes from the founders have been filtered. LINK


Crusader

I wonder how many killings have been facilitated by the asinine notion of “gun free zones”? Exactly who came up with such a dangerous concept and who approved their use? Creating zones that guaranteed that only the violent criminals would be armed! Didn’t they have the smarts to think it through before implementing such a horrid idea?


Or were they just desperate to give the impression that they were doing something — just as they are when they talk about banning guns?


stopagenda21

The number of killings may never be known, but facilitators of gun free zones love it when this kind of carnage takes place remember ” never let a crisis go to waste”


choprzrul

Disarm, wait for something to happen, then move in and convince everyone that the government can solve all of their problems by taking away some civil rights.


zaphod

just make some thing up ….


zaphod
zaphod

check date


R.Hodin

Something we can all get behind:


Pelican1

Recommending the deployment of more guns is nothing more than recommending “brain free” zones.


Crusader

Thank you NRA for preserving my constitutionally-protected, inalienable right to keep and bear firearms. Thank you from the thousands in the USA who have used firearms in this past year to defend themselves from violent attacks.


Please ignore the carping of those ignorant souls who want to ignore the fact that sick/violent people are the source of massacres like the one in Newtown, CT and not inatimate objects like firearms.


zaphod

in animate objects : whisky bottle coathanger


Crusader

You should know…


The Gimlet Eye

It has been confirmed that accused Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza was taking the so-called ‘anti-psychotic’ prescription drug Fanapt.


[This drug causes the very symptoms (hostility and aggression) that it claims to treat. Many of the previous school shooters have been on similar drugs. The solution to gun violence in schools is, not to ban guns, but to ban this class of drugs – and the psychiatrists who prescribe them.] NaturalSociety 2012 Dec 19


http://naturalsociety.com/predictions-confirmed-shooter-adam-lanza-was-on-violence-linked-anti-psychotic-fanapt/


Crusader

So let’s focus in on the cause — insane/violent people and not guns. It’s time this problem go fixed.


Pelican1

Now see if you cal follow along using in part, YOUR hypothesis while combining cognitive and meta cognitive strategies to prove you wrong

.

Insane / violent people + easy availability to guns (300,000,000)) = tragedy after tragedy


choprzrul

May we use Norway’s strict gun controls as an example of why your hypothesis is so great?


blondehare

LaPierre made a worse case against himself than the media ever could. Maybe now more Americans will realize the general insanity of the GOP..Sorry , but it’s true. From trickle-down economics to painful austerity to stupid ideas about rape to the 47% fantasy to Dept of Defense budgetary invulnerability, and on and on.

Let’s face it, Mr. LaPierre is suggesting that we become a police state. I Also have to keep in mind this mother,left her gun’s out and apparently they were not locked up an kept in a safe.

Theses guns didn’t protect her. She was the first to die by her own firearm. So firearms in the home don’t make one safer (thought the NRA and Gun industry use this mantra to sell more guns).So parents job.. No guns in the house.. Period.. To many accidents . Then those video showing you how to kill kids.Oh God this subject is so 19th century.

Thanks, But I wish we should discussing about energy, education etc.

SAD INDEED.


Crusader

Do you really think you can sell that emotional claptrap here?


Here in the USA, different variants of government secure everything from gov’t office buildings, to courthouses to individuals working for the government with armed guards. In the private sector everything from sporting venues to churches to power plants are also secured by armed guards.


We can used armed guards in those cases but not when it comes to guarding children at school? That doing so is aking to a “police state.” Absolute poppycock.


blondehare

;)) Poppycock… “Crazy like a FOX ! Wayne is earning his multi-million $$$

salary as head salesman for the firearms manufacturers of

America. Being CEO of the NRA is just his part-time

job.He sold you his claptrap didn’t he.. Crusader…


Pelican1

The guy and his supporters have NO clue. I doubt they’ve ever visited any other countries in the world.


choprzrul

Does 2 years stationed in Germany count? Two years spent maintaining our stockpile of nerve agent filled weapons to stand against the invasion of western Europe? How about the year I volunteered to spend on an island in the Pacific that is 1/2 mile wide and 2 miles long? Years spent standing the line. Standing the line for freedom and liberty. I have relatives who fought in the Revolutionary War. I’ll be danged if I stand idly by while the civil rights that so many have fought and died for are trampled upon.


Civil Rights are Civil Rights. Don’t tread on my Civil Rights.


Crusader

You hate is consuming you. I will admit it’s entertaining to witness though…


kettle

So how long have you enjoyed trolling others for entertainment?