Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

In Newtown, Gun Permits Surge After Shooting (FReeper quoted)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 1, 2013 | JOSEPH DE AVILA and ALISON FOX

Posted on 08/01/2013 6:39:24 AM PDT by DTogo

NEWTOWN, Conn.—The number of people seeking permits to buy guns has surged in this town following the December massacre of schoolchildren by a local man, even as the parents of some victims had urged stricter weapons laws nationwide.

Through July 24, more than 200 people in Newtown have received new local pistol permits, according to a review of local records, surpassing the 171 new permits issued for all of last year. Such permits are prerequisites for Connecticut permits that allow people to purchase and carry pistols as well as rifles or shotguns.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; gunpermits; newtown; sandyhook; secondamendment
This article originated via Free Republic! I was contacted here on FR by a WSJ reporter and passed it along to my pro-gun FReeper friend in Newtown, who's been featured in various stories back in February as a mis-labelled "Sandy Hook Father."

Bill also spoke at an April CCDL rally in Hartford, reported by David Codrea in the Examiner, where he called out various tragedy-exploiting politicians.

Supposedly Piers Morgan wanted Bill on his show back in March, but cancelled at the last minute.

1 posted on 08/01/2013 6:39:24 AM PDT by DTogo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: DTogo
Others say the surge in guns—in Newtown and statewide—is troubling. "If you look at how many guns the Lanza family had in their home and what that led to, it's a recipe for disaster," said Dave Ackert, a Newtown resident and founder of gun-control advocacy group Newtown Action Alliance.

If you look at how many guns the school had, at what that led to, it's a recipe for a repeat of the same event.

2 posted on 08/01/2013 6:43:34 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...

CT FReeper, and FReeper in the news Ping!


3 posted on 08/01/2013 6:44:34 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: thackney
If you look at how many guns the school had, at what that led to, it's a recipe for a repeat of the same event.

BINGO!

4 posted on 08/01/2013 6:45:28 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Puppage
Count on the Associated Press to demand a list of the names and addresses of gun permit holders...
5 posted on 08/01/2013 6:48:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: thackney; Puppage

School security here has only slightly improved since Sandy Hook, but they all remain very soft targets for a determined lunatic.


6 posted on 08/01/2013 6:50:19 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DTogo

>> people seeking permits to buy guns <<

We are no longer a free people.

I can understand background checks, but permits for owning a weapon - BULLSHIT!!!


7 posted on 08/01/2013 6:55:00 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DTogo

Piers cancelled or Bill cancelled?


8 posted on 08/01/2013 6:57:06 AM PDT by sarasota
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DTogo

Yeah, my brother & his family live in Newtown so I get all the info that’s out there. Sad, really.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 7:02:16 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: sarasota

Bill told me that Piers cancelled on him at the last minute.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 7:02:21 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

That’s right, we need to have a “beer summit” someday!


11 posted on 08/01/2013 7:06:23 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: thackney
"If you look at how many guns the Lanza family had in their home and what that led to, it's a recipe for disaster," said Dave Ackert, a Newtown resident and founder of gun-control advocacy group Newtown Action Alliance.

I say the REAL recipe for disaster is those deadly-to-all "gun free zones."

12 posted on 08/01/2013 7:10:38 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: appalachian_dweller
I can understand background checks, but permits for owning a weapon - BULLSHIT!!!

Not that I disagree, but NY's Sullivan Law dates to 1911, and gun control laws in the South date back to the nineteenth century. Connecticut may require permitting -- but North Carolina requires pistol purchase permits, too.

13 posted on 08/01/2013 7:21:05 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: DTogo
he called out various tragedy-exploiting politicians.

Now you made him cry.

14 posted on 08/01/2013 7:27:42 AM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DTogo

Piers is such a coward. Just another tool for the White House tool.


15 posted on 08/01/2013 7:43:28 AM PDT by sarasota
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Sooth2222

The reality you point is disheartening.

Gun control efforts aren’t new. I live in Newtown CT and I have been part of the local dialogue for a while.

I do NOT support background checks in any form whatsoever. I passed them, and I carry - But I don’t support ANY initiative to limit a right.

I have also had MANY conversations with folks who claim to own and love firearms, yet call out with their infamous “Buuutt...... “ statements. Evaluating mental capacity to own and carry a gun only puts us on a slippery slope for the government to declare WHAT mental condition disqualifies: And EVERYONE will be disqualified.

A veteran friend of mine, who sacrificed limbs in 2 deployments is a prime example. He collected historical guns - Didn’t even carry. Had a carry, but chose not to. While at the CT VA hospital for a check-up, the doctor asked how he was doing. He replied “Eh, you know. Another day closer to death”. All of his firearms were confiscated.

And this guy is WEALTHY. Utterly no signs of depression or imbalance. Happy as a clam.

I reject the notion that ANYONE is going to tell me that they love our 2nd amendment, but will accept the slightest limitation on it.

No permit, no licence, no permission and no regulation. Until that happens, I fight efforts and culture tooth and nail.

There are rights, then there are permits. You can’t have both.


16 posted on 08/01/2013 7:47:51 AM PDT by Celerity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

What about the state grants I heard about for small business in Newtown due to the shootings.Really?


17 posted on 08/01/2013 8:32:30 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: sarasota; DTogo

Piers is such a coward. Just another tool for the White House FOOL.

There, spelling, corrected... :)


18 posted on 08/01/2013 8:48:41 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: DTogo

Ha!


19 posted on 08/01/2013 8:49:22 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: appalachian_dweller; All
“I can understand background checks, but permits for owning a weapon - BULLSHIT!!!”

In effect, they amount to the same thing. With a background check, you are asking the government for permission to buy a weapon. By making this requirement to get permission to buy a weapon universal, it becomes permission to own a weapon.

Background checks that required and demanded that no records be kept of the check (defacto registration) were rejected by all those who are pushing “universal background checks”.

Universal background checks are a “bait and switch” game.

20 posted on 08/01/2013 9:13:07 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: NRA1995

Geez, the annual SHOT Show should be the most dangerous place in the world.


21 posted on 08/01/2013 10:13:42 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: DTogo
hot damn...
22 posted on 08/01/2013 3:09:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Eric in the Ozarks

A WAKE UP CALL FOR SELF DEFENSE

http://www.nranews.com/ginny/video/a-wake-up-call-for-self-defense/list/ginny-feature


23 posted on 08/02/2013 7:12:43 AM PDT by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson