Skip to comments.In Newtown, Gun Permits Surge After Shooting (FReeper quoted)
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.
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Supposedly Piers Morgan wanted Bill on his show back in March, but cancelled at the last minute.
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.
CT FReeper, and FReeper in the news Ping!
School security here has only slightly improved since Sandy Hook, but they all remain very soft targets for a determined lunatic.
>> 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!!!
Piers cancelled or Bill cancelled?
Yeah, my brother & his family live in Newtown so I get all the info that’s out there. Sad, really.
Bill told me that Piers cancelled on him at the last minute.
That’s right, we need to have a “beer summit” someday!
I say the REAL recipe for disaster is those deadly-to-all "gun free zones."
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.
Now you made him cry.
Piers is such a coward. Just another tool for the White House tool.
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.
What about the state grants I heard about for small business in Newtown due to the shootings.Really?
Piers is such a coward. Just another tool for the White House FOOL.
There, spelling, corrected... :)
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.
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