Following the trend of sales and background checks up 60 percent in Arizona after Congressperson Gabrielle Giffords was shot, and in Virginia after the Virginia Tech University shootings in 2007 - sales and background checks in Colorado are up... way up.
Fighting fire with return fire.
Anecdotally, there are lines in front of Colorado gun shops, and firearm safety courses are booked solid for weeks.
Why? Maybe folks are tired of being victims?
The Internet cafe patron who shot and injured two men as they tried to
rob the business will likely not face any criminal charges.
on what I have seen and what I know at this time, I don't anticipate
filing any charges," said Bill Gladson of the State Attorney's Office
for 5th Judicial Circuit.
Gladson said he has reviewed the
security surveillance video from the cafe. While he still awaits final
reports from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, he said the shooting
Samuel Williams, 71, who fired the shots, has
a concealed weapons permit, according to the Sheriff's Office. Under
Florida law, a person is allowed to use deadly force if he or she fears
death or serious injury to themselves or others. As long as the person
isn't committing a crime and is in a place where he or she has a right
to be, they are considered to be acting within the law.
who lives in Ocala, could not be reached for comment on Monday. But at
least one of his 30 fellow patrons at the cafe wants to thank him.