December Gun Sales

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by wfaa

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Posted on January 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Q: I just caught your story on TV about record gun sales in December.  Why the negative bias on the story?  Studies were mentioned that link increased suicide rates to having a gun in the home... but there was NO mention of the studies that clearly show a decrease in crime as gun ownership goes up.  The story just struck a weird chord with me, presuming that we all agree guns are bad and therefore increased gun sales are bad.  I don't agree.

Doug

A: Interesting point Doug.  We didn’t read Betz’ story the same way you did (that we implied all gun sales are “bad”).  It just seemed a factual account of record sales and why some buyers made the decision to purchase a firearm.  If you would like to communicate directly with the reporter, you are more than welcome to send him an email at jbetz@wfaa.com.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/national/Gun-sales-at-record-levels-136552058.html

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