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Sandy Hook Shooting Sparks Gun Sales Surge

In Gun Control, News, Newtown: Sandy Hook School Mass Shooting, NWO, Other Leaks, Police State, USA, World Revolution on December 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM

 

12/18/2012

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. has sparked a surge in gun sales, according to independent arms dealers across the nation.

Larry Hyatt, owner of North Carolina-based Hyatt Gun Shop, which claims to be America’s largest independently owned gun store, said he had a line out the door on Saturday, forcing him to call in extra salespeople.

Last weekend’s spike in business was unprecedented, gun shop owners in California, Connecticut and North Carolina told HuffPost.

Last weekend’s gun rush caused the federal system that processes background checks for firearm purchases, known as the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, to experience heavy delays. The FBI, which runs the NICS database, declined to comment on the number of background checks it has received since Friday. But Paul Marquardt, owner of ArmsX, a Connecticut-based gun store near Sandy Hook Elementary, said the wait-time on Saturday for a background check was nearly an hour — the longest wait-time he’s ever seen.

“The two busiest days I’ve witnessed during my four years in the business,” Marquardt said, “was the day after Obama was elected, and ahead of that, last Saturday.”

At Ade’s Gun Shop in Orange, Calif., manager Lisa Atkinson said Saturday was the biggest day the shop has ever had, with some $13,000 in sales.

“It was the first time we had to call a nearby gun shop to see if they could sell us a gun because we had run out,” Atkinson told The Huffington Post. “It’s been crazy.”

In Arizona, one-day gun sales jumped 60 percent after a gunman killed six people in a Tuscon parking lot and wounded others, including then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Similarly, in Colorado, after 12 people were killed inside a suburban movie theater in July, background checks for gun purchases reportedly spiked 41 percent. In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, these checks have spiked again, reaching a record-high for the year.

The AR-15 style rifle, a weapon of choice in both the Colorado shooting and last Friday’s shooting in Connecticut, accounted for more than 25 percent of ArmsX’s recent sales, Marquardt said.

Freedom Group, the weapon’s manufacturer, reported a 20 percent increase in revenue for the first nine months of this year. “The manufacturers [of the AR-15] can’t keep up with the demand,” said Robert Caselnova, owner of Cas Firearms, which is located less than 10 minutes from Sandy Hook Elementary.

Brandy Liss, owner of the The Arms Room, a shooting range and gun shop in League City, Texas, said she opposed stricter gun laws, noting that Friday’s killer had broken dozens of laws during his rampage.

“Most people feel that if teachers had the ability to protect themselves, there would have been less casualties,” Liss told HuffPost in a phone call on Monday.

Protection and the government’s failure to provide it is part of the reason gun sales are rising, Hyatt said, adding that the economic downturn spawned a growing belief among his customers that the U.S. is ill-equipped to safeguard its citizens. “You can’t get enough police to protect us, the jails are full, the mental health system is failing us,” he said. “That’s why more people are buying weapons, to protect themselves and their families.”

Interview: Scott Olsen on His Lawsuit Against the Oakland Police Department

In News, NWO, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street, Other Leaks, Police State, USA, World Revolution on December 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

 

12/15/2012

PoliticalFailBlog:

On October 25th 2011, Iraq War Veteran Scott Olsen was shot in the head with a beanbag round, by the Oakland Police Department, while standing peacefully between demonstrators and police at a protest following the eviction of the Occupy Oakland camp. After a long recovery, and one legal claim against the city rejected, Scott has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Oakland and OPD. The lawsuit identifies Robert Roche as the officer who threw a tear gas grenade at protesters who were trying to come to Scott’s aid that night, as well as 50 “Does”, since the identity of the officer who fired the near lethal shot still remains unnamed.

Political Fail Blog was honored to be invited to Scott’s home in the days after filing the lawsuit, to ask him some questions and get some of his thoughts about the lawsuit, among other things, like the Code of Silence we so often see ingrained in law enforcement and military personnel.

The complaint states “ Defendants’ actions that caused Scott Olsen’s injuries were intentional. Despicable, oppressive, punitive and malicious, and done with a willful and conscious disregard of Mr. Olsen’d rights and safety, justifying an award of punitive damages.”

The lawsuit contains 10 causes of action which include: Excessive Use of Force, Failure to Train, Failure to Supervise, Violation of First Amendment Right to Free Speech, Failure to Provide Medical Treatment, (yes, OPD shot Scott in the head, and then failed to treat or assist in any fashion, in fact, protesters drove him to the hospital), Battery, and Negligence.

As many people wonder what the outcome of the lawsuit will be, as far as compensation for Scott’s health care, and loss of income as a direct result of OPD brutality, we had to ask.

“As far as monetary damages, that’s undetermined and we have several points listed that would be determined during the trial,” Olsen told us.

Scott also also told us that he does not want to settle the suit out of court, and looks forward to taking it to trial in order to hold the police department accountable.

“I really don’t want to settle this lawsuit out and keep quite and get my money. I would rather take it to trial and make a big deal about it and hold them [OPD] accountable,” Olsen added.

Read the law suit here.

Related Links:

Never Forget Scott Olsen. Stay Mad Occupy!

Bergstresser: The Man Who Shot Scott Olsen?

Gun Control Debate: John Lott vs. CNN Talking Head & Libtard Roland Martin

In Gun Control, John Lott, News, Newtown: Sandy Hook School Mass Shooting on December 18, 2012 at 6:54 PM

12/17/2012

“More Guns, Less Crime” Author John Lott on CNN in a heated gun control debate with talking head Becky Anderson and Libtard Roland Martin.

John Lott: “When Countries Impose Gun Bans Murder Rates Go Up”

In Gun Control, John Lott, News, Newtown: Sandy Hook School Mass Shooting on December 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

12/16/2012

John Lott on CNN’s State of the Union w/ Wolf Blitzer discussing gun control and the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

“More Guns, Less Crime” Author John Lott Links No Gun Zones to Mass Shootings

In Gun Control, John Lott, News, Newtown: Sandy Hook School Mass Shooting, Other Leaks on December 18, 2012 at 12:54 AM

12/17/2012

“More Guns, Less Crime” Author John Lott on CNN’s Starting Point w/ Libtard Soledad O’Brien

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