Why is gunliness next to Godliness?on July 27, 2012 @ 10:55 am (Updated: 9:47 am - 7/28/12 )
After the Colorado theater massacre, gun control and gun rights have once again become a heated topic for discussion. (AP Photo/file)
After the Colorado theater massacre, gun control and gun rights have once again become a popular topic for discussion.
KIRO Reporter Brandi Kruse reports that since the shooting in Colorado, King County has seen a dramatic rise in applications for pistol licenses.
"Gun sales often fluctuate based on news events, especially when people think the passage of more restrictive gun laws is imminent. Sales spiked following the election of President Barack Obama, when weapons enthusiasts expressed fear that the Democrat might curtail gun rights. FBI figures also show background checks for handgun sales jumped in Arizona following the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011," Kruse reports.
The recent events in Colorado have sparked a nationwide debate over gun control and the right to bear arms.
Bill Radke wanted to hear from people on both sides of the issue. On this week's Bill Radke Treatment, Bill brings together Daniel Byrne, the Board President Washington Cease Fire, and Dave Workman, Senior Editor at the Second Amendment Foundation in Bellevue.
Byrne tells Radke that his organization sees gun violence as a public health crisis. Workman says guns are inanimate objects, not responsible for violence on their own.
Listen to both sides of the gun debate on The Bill Radke Treatment:
By MyNorthwest.com staff
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