Fear prompts gun sales, panic after Colo. massacre | General Headlines | Comcast

Fear, yes, but not panic. We fear not being able to protect our loved ones when we go out in public against criminals who won’t obey a sign saying “no guns allowed,” and we fear irrational people, who want to ban guns so only criminals will have them, actually getting their way. But be assured, we are not the ones panicking.

 

By MIKE BAKER and KRISTEN WYATT, AP

In Colorado, the site of Friday’s shooting that killed 12 and injured dozens of others, gun sales jumped in the three days that followed. The state approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm — 25 percent more than the average Friday to Sunday period in 2012 and 43 percent more than the same interval the week prior.

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