Wednesday, January 12, 2011

FBI – Monday Handgun Sales Jump 60 Percent In Arizona

Special to the Tombstone "Epitaph" – FBI officials said background checks for handgun sales in Arizona jumped 60 percent Monday.

National figures showed a more modest increase – 5 percent.
FBI operates a National Crime Information Service that advises federally licensed firearms dealers whether to sell long guns or handguns to applicants through calling an 800 number.

The service fielded 263 applications from Arizona on Monday compared to 164 for the same day a year ago. Nationwide, 7,906 applicants sought to buy firearms compared to 7,522 on the same day last year.

Arizona law allows open carry of handguns holstered cowboy style on gunbelts or across the chest in shoulder rigs.

Knowledgeable observers are amazed that Jared Loughner escaped certain death by gunshot following his shooting rampage that left 6 dead, his Congesswoman critically wounded and a total of 18 persons scathed by the hail of bullets.

One of the dead was a 9-year-old girl born on 9/11 who aspired to political office in her future.

FBI sources refused to attribute the jump in handgun applications to the shooting incident and said they do not wish to say the figures released to news organizations reflect a true gain in handgun sales.

The Legendary was unable to find anyone with the courage to ask the FBI if it's true that Loughner is a Polish name. Some say t'is; others say t'isn't.

It is rumored that the floggings will continue until morale improves.

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