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Orange County Leads Area In Concealed Weapons Licenses
WFTV-TV Channel 9 ^ | Nov. 14, 2006 | Patriotgal1776

Posted on 11/14/2005 10:39:45 AM PST by patriotgal1787

Orange County Leads Area In Concealed Weapons Licenses
POSTED: 5:54 pm EST November 7, 2005
UPDATED: 3:14 pm EST November 8, 2005
RESOURCE: Florida's Concealed Weapon Program

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Next time you're out in a crowded place, take a look around. Chances are someone's carrying a handgun and you wouldn't know. Channel 9's Steve Barrett has uncovered just how common concealed weapons are in the places we all go.

It might be in a purse, or a pocket, a car, or a briefcase, and you have no way of knowing. In Central Florida, about one in 40 adults has a permit to pack hidden heat...

... More than 55,000 Central Floridians are licensed to carry a concealed weapon. Orange County has the most, followed by Brevard and Volusia. Orange County has 14,942; Brevard County is next with 11,527; Volusia County has 10,631; Lake County follows with 6,401; Seminole County has 6,330; Osceola County has 3,701; and Flagler County has 1,864.

That worries many people, especially now that Florida law allows the use of deadly force if someone feels their life or property is being threatened. Yet, statistics show violent crime actually decreased with Florida's right to conceal, depending on who you believe, anywhere from seven percent to 40 percent...

...Gun proponents say, while not knowing who's carrying may make some uneasy, it also makes criminals think twice.

Carrying a concealed weapon is considered a right in Florida. The license costs about $100. If you're 21, can shoot and have a clean record, chances are you qualify.

Copyright 2005 by wftv.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; concealedweapons; wftvtv
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Is it possible that WFTV-Channel 9 is working cooperatively (and secretly) with the Brady anti-gun crowd who have already run paid commercials to frighten people away from Florida because of the recently passed self-protection, shoot first law?
1 posted on 11/14/2005 10:39:46 AM PST by patriotgal1787
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To: patriotgal1787

Imagine if they posted a list of everyone who had an abortion!!!


2 posted on 11/14/2005 10:41:45 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: patriotgal1787

I'd be easy to spot wearing my "BACK OFF, I'M PACKIN" T-shirt.


3 posted on 11/14/2005 10:42:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: cvq3842

Maybe they should post a list of people who DON'T own a gun.


4 posted on 11/14/2005 10:43:08 AM PST by Texican72
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To: patriotgal1787

I can think of at least 55,000 people who should write letters to the FCC demanding this broadcaster's license be taken away the next time it is up for renewal.


5 posted on 11/14/2005 10:44:05 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey hey ho ho Andy Heyward's got to go!)
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To: cvq3842

SUGGESTION -

Just for fun, lets print the names of the news anchor, editor and producer of the station that ran this story. After all, it's illegal, is it?


6 posted on 11/14/2005 10:44:23 AM PST by GungaLaGunga
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To: Texican72; OXENinFLA; Joe Brower; MindBender26

"Maybe they should post a list of people who DON'T own a gun."

Fl bump


7 posted on 11/14/2005 10:45:13 AM PST by cyn
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To: patriotgal1787
Dear WFTV-Channel 9 and the rest of the gun grabbers:


8 posted on 11/14/2005 10:45:24 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: GungaLaGunga

Publish their names, home addresses and if they have a carry permit.


9 posted on 11/14/2005 10:46:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: cyn

More on this here..

http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=456612


10 posted on 11/14/2005 10:46:36 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Texican72
Maybe they should post a list of people who DON'T own a gun

Yep, or better yet. A nice big sign in their front yard that says: THIS HOUSE PROUDLY GUN-FREE

11 posted on 11/14/2005 10:46:40 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: GungaLaGunga

I don't have a problem with them posting the list of those with concealed-carry permits . . . but I would like to see it also indicate how many of those people have ever been arrested on a gun-related offense.


12 posted on 11/14/2005 10:46:55 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: patriotgal1787

"Yet, statistics show violent crime actually decreased with Florida's right to conceal, depending on who you believe, anywhere from seven percent to 40 percent."


13 posted on 11/14/2005 10:48:58 AM PST by cyn
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To: patriotgal1787
Yet, statistics show violent crime actually decreased with Florida's right to conceal, depending on who you believe, anywhere from seven percent to 40 percent...

Hehehehe... "Actually decreased." Can you believe that? Just a coincidence, I'm sure.

14 posted on 11/14/2005 10:49:09 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: cvq3842

good idea


15 posted on 11/14/2005 10:49:43 AM PST by john_baldacci_is_a_commie
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To: patriotgal1787

OK. But ya'll still haven't addressed the issue -- do YOU think the Brady anti-gun crowd just MIGHT be involved in this, somehow???


16 posted on 11/14/2005 10:49:59 AM PST by patriotgal1787 ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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To: Texican72

Sure, and send it to the local prisons and halfway houses!


17 posted on 11/14/2005 10:50:06 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: cripplecreek
ZERO crime in this hurricane ravaged region:


18 posted on 11/14/2005 10:50:25 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Hey, if the bad guys read the list, they will know who to stay away from. I'd rather be named and armed than unnamed and unarmed. If push comes to shove with one of the criminals, who do you think will be better off?


19 posted on 11/14/2005 10:50:31 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: patriotgal1787

NRA should publish the names of the news crew at this station who don't carry guns. Guess which list the criminals will use when planning their next job.


20 posted on 11/14/2005 10:50:54 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
I can think of at least 55,000 people who should write letters to the FCC demanding this broadcaster's license be taken away the next time it is up for renewal

There's gotta be a lawsuit in here somewhere. What's the point in publishing the names unless you intend to harass someone? It's not NEWS.

21 posted on 11/14/2005 10:51:00 AM PST by GVnana
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To: Puppage

I've often thought about that idea!


22 posted on 11/14/2005 10:51:24 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: patriotgal1787

Carrying a concealed weapon is considered a right in Florida. The license costs about $100. If you're 21, can shoot and have a clean record, chances are you qualify.

If carrying a concealed weapon is a right (presuming the individual is not a criminal), why are they required to pay $100 for that right, and why do they need a license?

23 posted on 11/14/2005 10:52:22 AM PST by Sarajevo
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To: Mr. Mojo; Joe Brower

Ping


24 posted on 11/14/2005 10:52:48 AM PST by kerryusama04 (The UN wants our guns so they can rape our children and steal our money)
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To: john_baldacci_is_a_commie

Can you imagine the outcry about "harrassing and invading the pricacy of people exercising a 'Constitutional right'"?

Well, . . .


25 posted on 11/14/2005 10:53:24 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: patriotgal1787

OK. Here ya go news media. I'm Keith and I'm packin' too. In fact, it's a S&W .40. Go ahead. Tell who ever you want.


26 posted on 11/14/2005 10:54:39 AM PST by sparkomatic (I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Phil 4:13)
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To: FormerACLUmember

27 posted on 11/14/2005 10:55:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Nice!

Do you know where this picture was taken?


28 posted on 11/14/2005 10:55:43 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: GungaLaGunga

Here they are:
WFTV Eyewitness News Team:
Gustavo Almodóvar, Christina Arangio, Steve Barrett, Bob Baxa, Kathi Belich, Cynthia Demos, Vanessa Echols, Chris Egert, Josh Einiger, Jorge Estevez, Jodie Fleischer, Dan Hellie, Melonie Holt, Arch Kennedy, Zach Klein, Mary Nguyen, Kevin Oliver, Bob Opsahl, Berndt Petersen, Martie Salt, Joe Smith, Tim Stockman, Tom Terry, Scott Thuman, Jamison Uhler, Todd Ulrich, Greg Warmoth, Dain Weister, Barbara West, Carl Willis, Josh Wilson
News director is Bob Jordan


29 posted on 11/14/2005 10:55:50 AM PST by patriotgal1787 ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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To: patriotgal1787

Possible? I'd say "likely."


30 posted on 11/14/2005 10:56:38 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Aquinasfan; patriotgal1787
"Yet, statistics show violent crime actually decreased with Florida's right to conceal, depending on who you believe, anywhere from seven percent to 40 percent."

I'm sick of you pro-violence people trying to push your extreme agenda on everyone by quoting facts. You're simply disingenuous by playing the truth card. Don;t you even care about the children? (sob!)

:)

31 posted on 11/14/2005 10:57:20 AM PST by 57chevypreterist (Remember, your orthodoxy was once heresy.)
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To: MplsSteve

I believe Gulfport, Mississippi.


32 posted on 11/14/2005 10:57:25 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: patriotgal1787

WFTV is full of baloney. What possible good can come of publishing such a list?

My God, local TV news is such a disater area. The writing stinks, the news judgement is dreadful, the weather report has been stretched into its own little saga, and sports reportage has now morphed into a 10-minute segment of screaming and shouting.

I no longer watch the stuff.


33 posted on 11/14/2005 10:59:32 AM PST by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: GVgirl
I don't remember the exact details, but California used to allow anyone to get the information from state drivers licenses. it was considered "public information". A stalker used this information from the state to get the home address of a young starlet, and then killed her.

The law was subsequently changed. I can't remember if it was due to lawsuit or legislative action. Driver's license information is now harder to get in this state.

If there are some celebrities/big wigs on that CC list who don't like their home address published, you can expect some action.
34 posted on 11/14/2005 11:00:17 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: cvq3842

In a related incident in Texas.

We have a mother/daughter and a criminal breaking in. What the jerk did not know until it was too late.

GRANDMA WAS PACKIN!

http://www.nbc5i.com/news/5289996/detail.html

Even has the 911 tape - great to listen too.


35 posted on 11/14/2005 11:00:47 AM PST by TheShaz (Shhhh! We don't want Dean run off yet!!!)
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To: Puppage; MinuteGal; oldglory; gonzo; mcmuffin; JulieRNR21
"Yep, or better yet. A nice big sign in their front yard that says: THIS HOUSE PROUDLY GUN-FREE"

I tried to hand those signs out for free to the mommies who were marching in the so-called, "Million Mom March" in Tampa/St Pete Florida a few years ago, but they refused to take them and put them up in their front windows as I suggested. Ding! Ding! LOL

36 posted on 11/14/2005 11:01:02 AM PST by Matchett-PI ( "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." -- Dwight Eisenhower)
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To: patriotgal1787

congrats to the 55,000. they will now be even more safe from criminals.


37 posted on 11/14/2005 11:03:16 AM PST by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: cyn
"Yet, statistics show violent crime actually decreased with Florida's right to conceal, depending on who you believe, anywhere from seven percent to 40 percent."

And, the state of Florida stopped tracking offenses of people who have CCWs.It was so low as to be non existant.

Moral of the story: If ALL people behaved like CCW holders, there would not be a need for CCWs.

38 posted on 11/14/2005 11:03:37 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Texican72

"Maybe they should post a list of people who DON'T own a gun."

Well, at least reporters who don't, anyway.


39 posted on 11/14/2005 11:04:47 AM PST by DawesRidesAgain (Know the press for the Fifth Columnists that they are!)
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To: patriotgal1787

Maybe I am dense, but I don't see in the article or the immediate links within the article where they actually published names of concealed weapons holders. The title of the thread is "Central Florida TV station publishes names of concealed weapons license holders" and the title of the actual article is "Orange County Leads Area In Concealed Weapons Licenses" but I don't see where the names (other than a couple of gun store owners) is published. I am not a big fan of WFTV, but I watched the video and it is not particularly anti-gun or pro-gun.

But I am off topic a bit. The title is a non-sequitur from the content. I don't see where it "publishes names of concealed weapon holders"


40 posted on 11/14/2005 11:05:37 AM PST by dnmore (If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.)
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To: GungaLaGunga

Publish their addresse and phone numbers as well.


41 posted on 11/14/2005 11:12:37 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Puppage
"Somewhere" out there on the net, I saw a window sticker to buy your anti-gun friends....it's a "proud" proclamation to the world that Your Home Is Gun Free!A Freeper has it linked off his/her homepage. Durn. You think I can remember who?? :(
42 posted on 11/14/2005 11:19:49 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (FR1....Varoooooom, Varooooooom!!!)
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To: patriotgal1787

We are seeing way too many knee-jerk reactions here.

#1 The story is more favorable than it is unfavorable.

#2 BY LAW, names and addresses of ALL CCW permit holders in FL, with a few exceptions, are public record.

#3 Local gun shops report an INCREASE in people asking about classes for CCW, etc. after story ran.

Stop with the jumping through our butts every time someone runs a gun story.


43 posted on 11/14/2005 11:21:25 AM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: Brad's Gramma

44 posted on 11/14/2005 11:22:52 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Puppage

Why THANK you!!! :)


45 posted on 11/14/2005 11:23:22 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (FR1....Varoooooom, Varooooooom!!!)
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To: Sarajevo
If carrying a concealed weapon is a right (presuming the individual is not a criminal), why are they required to pay $100 for that right, and why do they need a license?

Good questions. The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution guarantees all of us the right to bear arms. So, why do we citizens have to file for a permit? I think it's for two reasons: a source of revenue for the government, and a record of everyone who has a gun. In today's America the Constitution is a document not to be followed, but to be gotten around.

46 posted on 11/14/2005 11:25:01 AM PST by patriotgal1787 ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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To: patriotgal1787

They should come to Alaska. It would be safe to assume that every car carries a firearm, probably a 44 magnum pistol.


47 posted on 11/14/2005 11:25:30 AM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: TheShaz

I heard that on the Hannity show!


48 posted on 11/14/2005 11:26:53 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: GungaLaGunga

With their home addresses and phone numbers.


49 posted on 11/14/2005 11:27:59 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: sheik yerbouty

As a resident of Central Florida who chooses not to carry or own guns can tell you that this story is misleading... it seems to try to imply that since only 1 in 4 are registered to own a hand gun, that 75% of the people of central florida want to ban guns .... its complete bogus, most people that are like me, who dont own nor carry a gun, we still support legal citizens being armed... and will fight tooth and nail against people who want to take that freedom away. i see people all the time out in public with a concealed hand gun.. its probably not noticeable to the average person, but when i notice someone packing, i normally feel more safe.


50 posted on 11/14/2005 11:28:40 AM PST by Element187
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