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September 19, 2014

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Nevada gun sales up since Colorado shooting

Nevada gun sales have increased like in other states across the country since a Colorado gunman killed 12 moviegoers and wounded 58 others during a midnight screening of the latest Batman movie last week.

KTVN-TV reports that information from the Department of Public Safety shows that background checks for gun purchases statewide increased by 80 percent Monday and 40 percent Wednesday. Every gun sale requires a background check.

Colorado, Utah, and other states have also reported spikes in gun sales since the shooting.

Reno Safe Shot Gun Range General Manager Jim Harwin tells the television station that he recently had a customer come wanting a gun for protection for a trip to the movies.

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  1. Most are probably reacting in fear that new gun laws will result.

    Keyword: FEAR

  2. Not fear. 7 Ps. Any legislation passed will likely not be retroactive with existing firearms/ammo stocks purchased legally grandfathered. Everyone should remember the last ban in the 90s and many are smart enough to think ahead.

    Many who follow national economic picture agree with several nationally noted economists who predict good odds of economic collapse and social unrest due to our extreme national debt. Being prepared and not needing it is smarter than watching your family and property destroyed and doing nothing about it.

    Being responsible requires knowing that the police are minutes away at best when seconds make the difference. In event of large scale emergency, they may be unable to respond at all. Quality training is readily available as are good practice facilities. Think of all the crime we read and hear about right here in the valley on a daily basis and imagine the possible scale if something occurs to turn on desperation and increased opportunity for crime. History has repeatedly show us what the human animal without discipline and leadership is capable of.

    Remember Aesops' fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant". Most of those who practice the 7Ps are not at all what they are called by those who make foolish assumptions, but instead are careful, thoughtful, responsible, law abiding folks who take personal responsibility for their families safety and future.

    Food, water and shelter in case of emergency aren't worth a darn if you can't protect them along with your family and neighbors. Food/water storage, an emergency plan, evacuation plan, etc are all necessary components of disaster preparedness in case of natural disaster, social unrest, etc. Having been through several hurricanes in NC, fires and earthquakes in CA, MLKs death in DC and LA riots due to location in or nearby at the time, I know the difference between prepared and not and what people are capable of when they panic. We live on a large earthquake fault and a major quake is said to be a matter of when not if.

    Some can make fun now, but will be in trouble if and when they find they have no plan for their family and no means to survive even for a short period of time. I believe our local peace officers are of a much higher caliber but I remember the police in New Orleans fleeing the city and others looking out for themselves. Some even robbed homes and then fled. Our attorney general is as this is written launching a major effort to clean up that corrupt department.

  3. Fear!

  4. I will feel so much safer when everyone in the Theater is armed with an AK-47.(Sarcasm) The Idiot NRA wants everyone to be able to get an Assault Rifle without a background check, yet they strongly support Voter ID. Anything wrong with this picture?