The Denver Post is reporting today that gun sales in Colorado have spiked 41 percent since the shooting at the Century 16 theater in Aurora last Friday. And the Colorado Bureau of Investigation reports that its approval of background checks for new firearms purchasers jumped 43 percent within the last four days.
In spite of claims by high profile news media personalities such as Piers Morgan and politicians such as U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., that the nation's "lax gun laws" cause such massacres, American citizens do not seem to be buying it.
Instead, Americans appear to believe that owning and carrying a gun is the best protection a citizen can be afforded in this era in which criminals find a way to get grenades, explosives, and other weaponry in spite of strict gun control laws like those in Aurora, Colo.
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