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On the Gun Debate

Comment cartoon

Patrick Chappatte

NYT

Feb. 23, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/
opinion/parkland-florida-gun-control.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nice Quiet People Buy Guns

Comment cartoon

Bruce Plante

is the staff cartoonist for the Tulsa World.

Cagle

28 January 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rob Rogers

political cartoon

August 30, 2015

Gocomics

http://www.gocomics.com/robrogers/2015/08/30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Margulies

Comment cartoon

The Record

New Jersey

Cagle

5.7.2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Hyatt,

whose father opened the Charlotte, N.C., gun shop

in 1959.

 

The business is now selling more than 300 firearms a week.

 

Photograph:

Logan R. Cyrus for The New York Times

 

For Some Buyers With Virus Fears, the Priority Isn’t Toilet Paper.

It’s Guns.

Gun shops and ammunition dealers say

they’ve seen a surge in purchases,

particularly from first-time buyers.

NYT

March 16, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/
us/coronavirus-gun-buyers.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Hill, right,

purchased his first firearm this week

at Hyatt Gun and Coin in Charlotte, N.C.

 

He fears that as the coronavirus spreads,

society “just won’t have any sense of lawfulness any more.”

 

Photograph:

Logan R. Cyrus for The New York Times

 

For Some Buyers With Virus Fears, the Priority Isn’t Toilet Paper.

It’s Guns.

Gun shops and ammunition dealers say

they’ve seen a surge in purchases,

particularly from first-time buyers.

NYT

March 16, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/
us/coronavirus-gun-buyers.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semiautomatic rifles on sale.

 

Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

 

Opinion | Op-Ed Contributor

I’m Republican. I Appreciate Assault Weapons. And I Support a Ban.

By BRIAN MAST        NYT        FEB. 23, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/
opinion/brian-mast-assault-weapons-ban.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A customer at KC’s Exchange,

a gun store in Roseburg, Ore.,

in May, the month that Gov. Kate Brown signed

a new background check law.

 

Photograph:

 Michael Sullivan/The News-Review, via Associated Press

 

Oregon’s Gun Debate Goes Beyond Liberals vs. Conservatives

By KIRK JOHNSON        NYT        OCT. 2, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/03/us/oregons-
gun-debate-goes-beyond-liberals-vs-conservatives.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

 

Who the N.R.A. Really Speaks For

By ALAN BERLOW        NYT        OCT. 6, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/07/
opinion/who-the-nra-really-speaks-for.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

retailer > Walmart > age to buy guns and ammunition

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/
business/walmart-and-dicks-major-gun-retailers-will-tighten-rules-on-guns-they-sell.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

retailer > Walmart

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/29/
929342190/want-to-buy-a-gun-at-walmart-youve-got-to-ask-for-it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

retailers > sporting goods > Dick's

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/12/
691999347/soul-searching-after-parkland-dicks-ceo-embraces-tougher-stance-on-guns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gun shops

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/11/21/
668800660/gun-shops-work-with-doctors-to-prevent-suicide-by-firearm

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/
opinion/parkland-florida-gun-control.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/02/
492144056/colorado-gun-shops-work-together-to-prevent-suicides

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/us/
strict-chicago-gun-laws-cant-stem-fatal-shots.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gun stores

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/27/
822873078/officials-debate-whether-gun-stores-are-essential-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gun seller

 

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004469648/
gun-seller-sorry-he-picked-my-place.html - June 13, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

salesman

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/08/
556375187/salesman-who-sold-gun-to-las-vegas-shooter-could-i-have-stopped-this-no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gun acquisition

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/
opinion/brooks-the-killing-chain.html

 

 

 

 

 

buy guns

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/27/
911649891/some-black-americans-buying-guns-i-d-rather-go-to-trial-than-go-to-the-cemetery

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/14/us/
gun-purchase-ban-for-suspected-terrorists.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gun buyers

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/20/
817369503/some-stock-up-on-guns-and-ammunition-during-coronavirus-crisis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

firearm sales / gun and ammunition sales

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/16/
891608244/protests-and-pandemic-spark-record-gun-sales

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/20/
817369503/some-stock-up-on-guns-and-ammunition-during-coronavirus-crisis

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/
us/coronavirus-gun-buyers.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/
business/gun-sales-impact.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/31/
522036660/democrats-are-good-for-gun-sales-guess-what-happened-after-trumps-election

 

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/
facebook-to-crack-down-on-illegal-gun-sales/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/12/us/
as-us-weighs-new-rules-sales-of-guns-and-ammunition-surge.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/nyregion/
gun-shop-owners-report-spike-in-sales-as-enthusiasts-fear-possible-new-laws.html

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook

 

The social network is one

of the world’s largest marketplaces for guns.         5 March 2014

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/
facebook-to-crack-down-on-illegal-gun-sales/

 

 

 

 

 

gun registration form

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/
opinion/please-take-away-my-right-to-a-gun.html

 

 

 

 

 

background checks

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/12/us/
politics/gun-control-group-urges-expanded-background-checks.html

 

 

 

 

own a gun

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/
100000005477463/gun-owners-mass-shooting-las-vegas.html - Oct. 9, 2017

 

 

 

 

gun owner

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/10/
485432478/black-gun-owners-have-conflicting-feelings-after-dallas-shooting-of-5-police-off

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/
opinion/sunday/i-killed-my-friend.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/
opinion/confessions-of-a-liberal-gun-owner.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/14/
nyregion/upstate-new-york-gun-owners-cast-a-cold-eye-on-new-laws.html

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/13/
politics/romney-nra-speech/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

own guns

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/10/
485432478/black-gun-owners-have-conflicting-feelings-after-dallas-shooting-of-5-police-off

 

http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000004196189/
why-people-own-guns-in-new-hampshire.html - Feb. 9, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

gun permit

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/us/
politics/in-california-a-fevered-rush-for-gun-permits.html

 

 

 

 

 

have a legal permit to carry N

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/26/
534386210/philando-castiles-mother-reaches-3-million-settlement-over-police-shooting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US tools up as assault rifle ban expires

The Guardian        p. 12        13 September 2004

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/13/
usgunviolence.usa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop Owners Report

Rise in Firearm Sales

as Buyers Fear

Possible New Laws

 

December 21, 2012

The New York Times

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD

 

Rainier Arms, a gun dealer in Auburn, Wash., receives great Yelp reviews for its responsiveness. But a call to the dealer on Friday led to a full voice mail box, and an e-mail to its sales team drew this automatic response: “Thank you for contacting Rainier Arms for your AR-15 needs. Due to an overwhelming response to the latest political climate, we are experiencing longer-than-normal response times.”

At Bud’s Gun Shop in Maryland, a message on the Web site said that customer service was “completely overwhelmed” and it discouraged customers from calling or e-mailing.

And on GunBroker.com, an Oracle .223 that normally retails for around $650 had been bid up to $1,175 with three days left in the auction.

With gun-control legislation getting more serious discussion than it has in years, gun sales are spiking as enthusiasts stock up in advance of possible restrictions.

Gun sales have been increasing over the past five years, with marked increases around the 2008 and 2012 elections, and after mass shootings like the one in Aurora, Colo., and now in Newtown, Conn.

“The largest factor by far is fears over a potential change in gun laws — that’s what’s driving most guns enthusiasts or even first-time buyers to go buy a gun,” said Nima Samadi, senior guns and ammunition analyst for the research firm IBISWorld.

There is increasing demands for guns in the United States. Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted 16.45 million background checks for firearm sales through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, a 14 percent jump from the previous year. In the first 11 months of this year, the bureau conducted 16.8 million background checks, a record since the system’s founding in 1998.

Since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, though, a few companies associated with gun sales have backed away. Cerberus Capital Management put the company that makes the Bushmaster, a gun used in the shootings, up for sale on Tuesday, saying, “The Sandy Hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level.”

Dick’s Sporting Goods temporarily ceased selling all guns in its location closest to Newtown, and has also put a hold on sales of so-called modern sporting rifles, which include semiautomatic guns, nationwide.

And Deseret Digital Media, which owns KSL.com, a Web site that has been criticized by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for allowing unregulated gun sales, said it was suspending classified advertisements for guns.

Elsewhere, though, consumers are hurrying to buy guns, leading to some models being out of stock, warnings of shipping and customer-service delays, and significant premiums on assault rifles.

“We are seeing a total madhouse of buying everything in sight,” said Bob Irwin, owner of the Gun Store, a Las Vegas shooting range and retailer. Thursday, he said, was the largest sales day in the history of the store, which has been open for 30 years. “We have not only a run on the guns, but a run on ammunition.”

Mr. Irwin has begun limiting how much of some types of ammunition customers can buy, and he has canceled employees’ days off to handle the demand.

Walmart, the largest retailer of guns and ammunition in the United States, indicated that several semiautomatic guns were out of stock at locations across the country. Kory Lundberg, a spokesman, said the company was not sold out of guns altogether, but had low inventory in some situations. Walmart carries guns in about half its stores, and about one-third carry so-called modern sporting rifles, the category including the Bushmaster and other AR-15 weapons.

Other retailers around the country were selling out of guns and accessories. On Friday on ImpactGuns.com, the Bushmaster .223 was out of stock. Davidson’s, a supplier to gun retailers, placed a notice on its Web site that said it was seeing “unprecedented demand,” and at MidwayUSA.com, more than 100 parts for AR-15 guns were out of stock and on back order.

On AR15.com, a gun-enthusiast Web site, a user posted that a barrel for a gun disappeared from an online shopping cart overnight, and is now on back order. Another user, named warplg8654, responded, “Dealers can’t keep anything in stock for what I think are obvious reasons given the current political climate.”

When a user called JazzFan asked whether paying a $100 premium for a Stag Model 3 was a good deal, another user said that seemed “reasonable with all of the panic buying.”

Gavin Gear, the founder of the enthusiast site Northwest Gun, said gun owners were feeling “apprehension.”

“People are trying to think ahead, and if they want to own a particular firearm and they think it’s going to be outlawed or restricted, they’re more likely to buy now,” he said.

Shop Owners Report Rise in Firearm Sales
as Buyers Fear Possible New Laws,
NYT,
21.12.2012,
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/
nyregion/gun-shop-owners-report-spike-in-sales-
as-enthusiasts-fear-possible-new-laws.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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