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There's an ironic twist to the shooting in Connecticut that is touched off a new gun debate.
We are getting reports that gun sales are soaring in a number of states over the last few days Trace Gallagher has the details from our West Coast newsroom -- And -- you go back to column -- and Aurora and Virginia Tech everytime there -- a Mac shooting in this country gun sales dramatically rise and experts say that's for a couple of reasons one.
For personal safety and true because people believe the government will ban certain types of weapons like assault rifles.
Here now are two different views on the issue -- As far as assault weapons.
I don't think it's necessary.
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Instances like this create a knee jerk reaction.
They've got a look at something to vilified.
And so much Hoosier to vilify a done.
That is a system that it has holes and -- that needs to be fixed.
The day after the Connecticut shooting the Colorado Bureau of Investigation had 4154.
Request for background checks on gun buyers they simply could not process than that fast.
And they are still today trying to clear up the backlog the national instant criminal background check.
Is experiencing similar numbers to Colorado.
In Indiana gun sales are seeing it -- in semi automatic -- rifles as well as handguns -- even holsters.
And a gun shop in Racine Wisconsin says all of last year they sold three.
-- they might have sold more but they sold out of the five day hat.
Keep in mind President Clinton put a ban on assault rifles back in 1994.
That ban expired in 2004.
Clearly many are convinced another band will soon be in place -- thank you.
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