Attempts to politicize tragedy backfires on gun control lobby

“In the aftermath of the Tucson tragedy, organizations opposed to Second Amendment-defined rights attempted to exploit the deaths and injuries that occurred when Jared Loughner allegedly attempted to murder Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)

However, the fumbling efforts of Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik to politicize the tragedy appears to have backfired on the gun control lobby: rather than scaring the populace into surrendering more of their rights for the illusion of security,

January 2011 gun sales surged 9.7 percent over the same month the previous year – an increase which builds on a trend in gun purchases since November 2008.”

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