Skip to comments.Opinions Please - Should I get a CCW permit? (Vanity)
Posted on 11/07/2008 8:20:24 AM PST by chickpundit
I have been wanting to pursue a CCW permit for a while. I just wonder if it's a good idea in an Obama administration. Will I be an easier target for gun confiscation if I'm a registered CCW holder?
It will be confiscated a heck of a lot sooner if you’re pulled over and it is deemed to be concealed, as well as other possible ramifications. I got mine a couple months ago.
I’ve been wondering the same thing.
If I had a CWC, I’d “lose” the gun and turn in the permit.
Handgun purses are a great way to carry.
I think FR should issue permits for vanities.
I’d get the permit. It will take a while, I’d guess, for a federal law contradicting the second and 10th amendments to get approved by even an Obama court. And in the meantime you’ll have another margin of self-directed responsibility for your safety.
If not now...when?
YOU are responsible for your own protection. No one else.
I follow the law, and will not conceal my pistol unless and until I get a license. Just wondering if being registered that way makes me more of a target.
Yes and yes.
That is why one should have more than one ‘item’ but then again maybe is just me.
You gotta be kidding me!
I hope my daughter will get one. She was driving the children to school this morning and was almost run down by Obama supporters. They were cussing her out and yelling out racial words to her while trying to run her off the road. We called the police but theres really nothing they can do sense she was not able to get a tag number for the car.
This is going to be a long 4 years..
part of it depends on your state. doesn’t matter one way or another if your state has registration on handguns, you’ll be targeted anyway.
Someone the other day recommended to a FReeper in CA that they not get one and just take their chances. My husband just got his in October. We are in CO. I actually encouraged him to pursue it although it didn’t take much. Your question has come up in my mind too, but I think we did the right thing by getting it.
The Glock Store has a nice selection.
If they try to confiscate, just say your guns were stolen.
Uh.....you’ll have to hide the guns somewhere off property before the soldiers with German Shepherds show up.
Don’t wait another minute. The leftists cannot confiscate guns thanks to Heller, but they will regulate ammo, gun shows and dealers. They will create so much obfuscation, ordinary people will be deterred.
Remember, an armed person is a citizen. An unarmed person is a subject.
I would get it if you feel you need it, not because of 0bama. Worst case scenario: 0bama bans ownership of firearms. It won’t matter if you have a permit or not. Every gun owner would be a “criminal” in that case. Good luck trying to arrest us all.
Presumably, anyone with a CCW or a registered gun will be thoroughly searched when confiscation time rolls around.
Presumably, we will be expected to produce every gun we have REGISTERED at the minimum.
If you currently own unregistered guns, I personally would avoid getting a CCW and be sure to only carry in the open if at all. If all the guns you currently own are registered, then it is convenient to have your CCW in case you accidentally throw a book on top of your pistol lying on the front seat of the car and to be less intimidating in public.
You are allowed to open-carry without a CCW. But if you are going to conceal those guns away from your property in ANY way, you better have a permit.
Does all this make sense?
You wouldnt believe it on the trains. I had to get the law after one guy gets on, starts shouting, ‘we gonna paint the white house BLACK!’, and wouldn’t stop yakking. When I came up to collect his ticket, he shouts, “ why should I have ta pay? A BLACK MAN is now in the white house! I don’t have ta pay!”
You should of seen the halo pop out when the law met him at newark penn sta. Ha! Respectfully, he bought his ticket.
That sounds like a scary situation as well. My daughter was pretty shaken up over what happened. She was more worried about the children than anything else. Thank God nothing got out of hand for her and also for you.
Get it. Always carry. Never tell.
I’m 74 years old and I don’t think I’ve been “pulled over” more than three times. All three of those occasioans I just sat in my car while the nice officer (/sarc) wrote me a citation. I was always carrying a pistol but I could have been carrying a sawed-off shotgun and it would never have been noticed. Recently, with the advent of arthritis, I’ve stopped carrying anything. The chance of fighting off a bad guy compared to the probability of me shooting my a$$ off was a definite factor in that decision.
If you check the lights on your car once a week and refrain from driving like an idiot the chance of getting “pulled over” decreases dramatically.
In my class, I was taught to always give the officer both my permit and drivers license.
Do you have one of those purses? Do they work well? My wife does not carry her S&W Airweight enough, IMO, because she does not have a good way to carry it (I carry my .38 in a pocket holster). That purse looks interesting. Can you walk with the purse on your shoulder and your hand on the gun?
I am not disagreeing with your training , but my personal preference is to tell the officer before I make any movement . I turn my dome light on before the officer gets to the car and I keep my hands on the wheel until he asks me to do something . Yes I get pulled over often , I don't drive like an idiot , but I have business interests with calls at 2 or 3 in the morning . They get curious , it is their job .
That’s frightening! I’m sorry that happened. It probably would be wise for her to arm herself. I’ve never experienced anything like that, but I should probably be prepared for such a situation.
I’m a little nervous about the best way to carry. I would prefer to have it on my person, but that may not be practical. I will do some research on a purse. I would just have to remember never to put it down.
That makes sense. Also, the cost and regulations required to acquire a permit may increase in the future.
When I first got my CCW permit in PA I did it for convenience. Here in PA, at least, you can’t transport a loaded weapon in your car unless you have a CCW — even if the weapon is under the seat, armrest or in the glovebox. If no CCW the gun must be unloaded, locked and stored separate from the ammo (ie. ammo in the glovebox; handgun in the trunk).
I have a shooting range just around the corner from me. It’s a pain in the butt going through that evolution just to go practice.
Oh, and with all the stuff on the horizon I’ve begun carrying whenever I leave the property. You might want to give consideration to the fact that if you get into a beef it might be enough to prevent you from getting the CCW when you need it, but not enough that you’d have to surrender it if you already had it. Bureaucracies being what they are.
I've done just that & the (PA State) trooper looked at me like I'd just grown a second head. Didn't even thank me. Apparently they already know (DMV records) and it just isn't necessary.
Thanks everyone for the input.
I have had a CCW permit for over 15 years and just renewed mine. I would buy a gun face-to-face to avoid the background check and paperwork trail if legal in your state. You could always get another old beater gun, but reliable like a revolver, for the nightstand and turn that one in if it ever came to that.
The only reason to consider not getting a CCW is if neither you nor anyone else in your household has EVER purchased a firearms through normal dealer channels. If you are a firearms “virgin” with no record that you ever owned one (you never filled out a form or showed ID when buying a gun), then you might be wise to stay that way.
But if you have bought a gun from a shop, then get the CCW, because you’re already in the database.
Of course, I hope you live in a free state where private gun transfers are legal, and you buy through the classified, Internet ads (from people in your state) and gun shows.
No need in my State. CWP records are linked to DMV here. They immediately know the instant they run your plates whether or not you’ve been issued a CWP. They’ll be fully prepared before they walk up on you. When the officer appears at your window, he’ll ask “are you armed?” If yes, he’ll ask where it is, and ask you to keep your hands away from it.