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More Oklahomans Getting Concealed Carry Permits
Channel8 ^ | Fri May 02, 2008 | Diana Zoga

Posted on 05/04/2008 8:57:05 PM PDT by monkeycard

More and more Oklahomans are carrying concealed weapons these days.

In fact, there are so many new requests the state Bureau of Investigation can barely keep up. Last year, there was a 45-percent increase in new licenses -- the largest jump since the concealed carry law went into effect.

It is legal in the State of Oklahoma to carry a handgun in your purse on your belt if you have a license. It's been that way for more than a decade. Some laws have made it easier.

The governor signed legislation expanding gun rights in 2006. Some of the fees and age requirements have also made it easier for more people to get concealed licenses.

But, in talking to instructors and those who carry, those really aren't the reasons driving people to the shooting range.

Reverend Steve Whitaker has carried a gun more than a decade. He runs a mission for the homeless, sometimes late at night. It is one reason he is a preacher packing heat.

"I know that it surprises people," he says. "I have people ask me all the time."

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(Excerpt) Read more at ktul.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: banglist; carry; ccw; concealed; selfdefense; weapon

1 posted on 05/04/2008 9:11:00 PM PDT by monkeycard
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To: monkeycard
Gadzooks! The nerve... of them Okies!
2 posted on 05/04/2008 9:13:42 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: monkeycard

my sister tried to get a conceal/carry permit in Los Angeles? she was turned down.

most NO ONE gets those here.


3 posted on 05/04/2008 9:18:39 PM PDT by television is just wrong (you don't have to be white to be a racist.)
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To: monkeycard

I’m from Texas and I just sent in my application for my CHL. I hope it gets here sometime before christmas lol.


4 posted on 05/04/2008 9:24:01 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: monkeycard
More Oklahomans Getting Concealed Carry Permits

Blood will flow in the streets.

5 posted on 05/04/2008 9:32:29 PM PDT by umgud (this tagline is an excerpt)
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To: monkeycard

I’m getting a new Glock 40 with my “GOV Rebate”. Is there any reason to go with anything else?


6 posted on 05/04/2008 9:34:30 PM PDT by eyedigress (If you aren't voting who cares about your opinion.)
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To: umgud
Blood will flow in the streets.

Fine by me if its the blood of criminals.

7 posted on 05/04/2008 9:35:03 PM PDT by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: monkeycard
Reverend Steve Whitaker has carried a gun more than a decade. He runs a mission for the homeless, sometimes late at night. It is one reason he is a preacher packing heat.

Now THAT'S the Obambi-definition of a Clinger.

On a plus note, the more citizens that are armed, the less likely that a President Cackle or President Ears will be able to turn our country over to Iran (which they WILL do, if it benefits them financially).

8 posted on 05/04/2008 9:38:40 PM PDT by kromike
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To: eyedigress

I just bought a glock 30, its an awesome gun but a little bulky, I can’t wait to see how it works out concealed with the new holster I bought.


9 posted on 05/04/2008 9:39:58 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: Ainast

Good for you! The coder that sits across from me doesn’t get a rebate, he’s rich. (He’s the one that will show me where to get the best deal though)


10 posted on 05/04/2008 9:44:31 PM PDT by eyedigress (If you aren't voting who cares about your opinion.)
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To: monkeycard

My definition of surreal....to see that clip on TV about Boston. That would be a dream and a half.

Great story thanks for posting.

BTT


11 posted on 05/04/2008 9:48:29 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: eyedigress
Ever try the Glock 32C?

.357 SIG cartridge, and it feels like you are shooting a 9mm.

The secret is the ventilated barrel that allows gas to escape through the compensated "roof."

Give one a try sometime.

Warning: You might need surgery to remove the grin from your face.


12 posted on 05/04/2008 10:37:09 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: eyedigress
I’m getting a new Glock 40 with my “GOV Rebate”. Is there any reason to go with anything else?

Yes. Swiss engineering.

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13 posted on 05/04/2008 11:13:56 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Prole
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14 posted on 05/04/2008 11:16:05 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: eyedigress
I have a 27 which is great for carrying.

I picked up a federal agent job and now have to carry my service weapon off-duty. It is a mid-sized HK and is a pain to conceal. I definitely have to dress around it, especially when travelling on an airplane.

15 posted on 05/04/2008 11:59:53 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: eyedigress

I have a model 22. If I were you I would go with the model 27 if you plan on carrying.


16 posted on 05/05/2008 4:07:01 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: Cobra64

You don’t like Sigs, do you? :)


17 posted on 05/05/2008 4:18:38 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: eyedigress

Yeah, tons of reasons.

http://www.springfield-armory.com/xd.php


18 posted on 05/05/2008 2:58:41 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: clee1
You don’t like Sigs, do you? :)

That Swiss stuff is crap. You can see evidence of that on my FR homepage.

19 posted on 05/05/2008 3:47:40 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64

I like ‘em a bit myself. They are darn near indestructible, and reliable as all hell....

I just wish they fit my hand better. Oh well....


20 posted on 05/05/2008 3:55:49 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Cobra64; Prole

I can’t afford the Sigs, but I’m steering towards the Glock 22 or 23. I checked them all out today but I won’t be buying until next week. Thanks for the input.


21 posted on 05/07/2008 10:00:09 PM PDT by eyedigress (If you aren't voting who cares about your opinion.)
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To: eyedigress

You can buy the SigPro SP2022 or the new P250 with night sights STANDARD for about the same amount as a Glock.


22 posted on 05/08/2008 4:02:27 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: monkeycard
The same thing is happening in Texas, applications up 39% in April over April 2007.

DPS is running way behind in issuing the licenses, and the maximum allowable time is set by law. 'Course no one is going to jail, losing their job, or being fined, over this Scofflaw behavior.

23 posted on 05/08/2008 4:31:16 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: eyedigress
I’m getting a new Glock 40 with my “GOV Rebate”. Is there any reason to go with anything else?

Depends, a Glock is good for close in self defense, but not so good for defense against Tyrants... except as a means to get something better. I prefer to have my "something better" ahead of "reset" time. And I do... Of course I've also got two .45 ACP pistols, one of them has even got a "non metallic" frame, but the other is a 1911A1 clone.

24 posted on 05/08/2008 4:33:52 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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