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    I'm always happy to see the gun business booming, but it just never ceases to amaze me that it takes something like this to wake up so many people to the realization that they alone are responsible for their own personal safety.



    Colorado Gun Sales Rise After Mass Shooting



    Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:27 AM MST<em class="wnDate">Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:27 PM EST</em>Updated: Jul 24, 2012 9:55 AM MST<em class="wnDate">Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:55 PM EST</em>By Matt Quillen - email


    Gun sales in Colorado increased about 40 percent starting the day after the mass shooting at a movie theater that killed 12 people. (Source: Rob Bixby Photography/Flickr)

    (RNN) – The demand for guns has spiked in Colorado following the mass shooting at a premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora.

    The Colorado Bureau of Investigation approved background checks for nearly 3,000 people who wanted to purchase firearms between Friday and Sunday, according to The Denver Post. It was close to a 40 percent increase when compared to the previous two weekends.

    An employee of a gun store in Parker, CO, told Denver Post he found 15 to 20 people waiting outside when he opened Friday.

    Other parts of the country also saw an increase in sales. KFVS in Cape Girardeau, MO, reported one new gun owner decided on his purchase because he worried about gun laws tightening following the movie theater shooting.

    It follows a trend seen after tragedies like the 2011 Tuscon, AZ, shooting, the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings and 9/11. Some people feel the need for added protection, and some buy for fear gun laws might change and they won't be able to later.

    On Friday, a shooter armed with an assault rifle and other weapons opened fire in a movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding 58 more. Aurora police took James Eagan Holmes, 24, into custody outside the theater shortly after; he is the lone suspect in the investigation.

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    ...and it a shame that most of those "new" gun buys are a kneejerk reaction and have no idea how to handle a firearm. I am very glad to see that they now realize the need and only hope that those that need training seek it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFFT View Post
    ...and it a shame that most of those "new" gun buys are a kneejerk reaction
    Training classes where defensive handguns are available to handle and shoot BEFORE making a purchase are common these days, and a good idea for those kneejerkers out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Trueblood View Post
    Training classes where defensive handguns are available to handle and shoot BEFORE making a purchase are common these days, and a good idea for those kneejerkers out there.
    ...And I offer those type classes! I allow my students to shoot all the guns I bring to class to help them make a good decision on purchasing the proper gun; FIT and feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFFT View Post
    ...And I offer those type classes! I allow my students to shoot all the guns I bring to class to help them make a good decision on purchasing the proper gun; FIT and feel.
    Wonderful idea would not mind firing other guns than what I own. Course I usually try to strike up a conversation at the range and usually manage to trade firearms for a for a little test firing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWFFT View Post
    ...And I offer those type classes! I allow my students to shoot all the guns I bring to class to help them make a good decision on purchasing the proper gun; FIT and feel.
    Nice work.

    Gun stores with indoor ranges where many different handguns are available to rent are also getting more common.
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