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Psychos with guns kill people. And we make it easy. This from NPR:

On November 30, Jared Lee Loughner went to a Sportman’s Warehouse in Tuscon, Ariz., and purchased a Glock 19 semiautomatic weapon, after passing an instant background check.

He allegedly used that weapon in the January 8 shooting rampage that killed at least six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 13 others in Tuscon.

Arizona’s gun laws, among the most lenient in the country, allowed Loughner to conceal and carry his firearm without a permit, explains Washington Post reporter James Grimaldi. Grimaldi, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, wrote a piece on Sunday about Arizona’s gun laws.

“Essentially, there is very little obstacle to purchasing a weapon in the state of Arizona,” Grimaldi tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross. “There are laws that require you, federally, to be at least 21 years old to purchase a handgun. But basically state law permits anyone 21 and older to own a firearm and also, to carry it concealed in the state. That’s different than many other states, many of which have stricter gun laws.”

In January 2010, Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill which repealed an Arizona state law that required gun owners to have permits to carry concealed weapons.



  1. Lets outlaw everything that people use to kill other people… just to be safe. Guns, knives, scissors, pipe, rocks, cars, rope, pillows, buses, very small small pebbles, screwdrivers, thumb tacks. Why stop at guns…let’s really make it hard.

    • Oh, you’re just mad that someone who wants to return to the gold standard is being called deranged 🙂

  2. I guess the pro-gun crowd can’t blame gun control the way they did after Virginia Tech for this one!

  3. Ouch! We will see if a mad man can have one point of clarity after QE3…QE4…QE5…QE6……..

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