Surge in Colorado Gun Sales Following Theater Attack

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – The deadly shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater has prompted a sudden surge in gun sales in the state and elsewhere. In three days, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation has approved background checks for nearly 2,900 people seeking to purchase a firearm. That’s 25 percent more than the average Friday-to-Sunday period this year. In Arizona, the owner of A.J.I. Sporting Goods in Apache Junction estimates he’s seeing as much as 40 percent more traffic than usual in the days after the killings. Jeff Serdy says many customers are expressing concern that lawmakers will use the shooting to try to pass gun restrictions. Political analysts say there is little appetite in Congress for such laws.

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