Gun Sales Rise As American's Show Their Disgust With US Politicians

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    Gun sales rising in Arizona

    Safety fears in US state where congresswoman got shot apparently driving people to purchase firearms.

    The deadly shooting in Tucson has put a spotlight on gun control in the US once again as data show a rise in gun sales in Arizone over the past year.

    On January 10, two days after the rampage that left six dead and a US congresswoman severely injured, data from the FBI indicated that firearm sales in the state rose 60 per cent, compared to the same day a year ago.

    The data also showed an increase of five per cent in national gun sales.

    The Arizona state legislature passed a law in 2010 that made it one of six states in the nation where people are allowed to carry concealed firearms.

    Several people in Arizona told Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras that the concern for safety is what is prompting so many people across the nation to purchase firearms for protection.

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    Can anyone blame Americans for "arming up" to take on the evilones that have been allowed to roam the streets of America under the protection of US politicians?
     
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    LOL. Teddy bears for the Conservative fearful.
     
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    Sales are way up here in Ohio, too. I think a lot of people have the fantasy that if they had only been there, and been armed, they could have saved lives.
     
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    I think people rightly are concerned about rights to own firearms being taken away.
     
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    People always say things like that but the truth is nobody knows for sure what they would do in that kind of situation.
     
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    I love guns.
     
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    Remember the shooting in the cafeteria in Texas, many years ago? Same fantasy. "If only I had had a gun."

    It's understandable.
     
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    If we're ever in a crowd when someone starts shooting I'll wait until after you get capped before I shoot the perp.
     
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    all this means is that many who are marginal on being able to legally buying a gun are getting them because they are afraid the loopholes will close up after this tragedy.
     
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    I think the reason gun sales increased is because of the fear those ppl had that their right to own a gun, may be taken away....
     

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