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Virginia’s permit requests, gun sales rise at record clip
The Virginian Pilot ^ | June 8 2009 | Louis Hansen

Posted on 06/08/2009 4:14:17 AM PDT by tgusa

Erin King squeezed into a packed classroom at Bob's Gun Shop with a new pistol and a mission.

She sat through two hours of instruction and fired off several dozen rounds at the range with her Guardian .32-caliber. The 26-year-old from Suffolk bought her first gun a few weeks ago and plans to get a concealed-carry permit next month.

She'll slip her pistol into a hidden holster and protect herself commuting to her part-time job cleaning offices at night. "I'm responsible for myself," King said.

As the classroom shows, she's not alone.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; carry; concealed; guns; permit; va2009
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1 posted on 06/08/2009 4:14:18 AM PDT by tgusa
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To: tgusa

Bottom line of this article is that concealed carry permit applications in Virginia are up almost 50% this year over last year, and last year set a record. I received my CCW permit less than a month ago.


2 posted on 06/08/2009 4:17:13 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: tgusa

tgusa,
After a wait of nearly 5 months I finally received my ccw from the state of Florida.
Took them 6 days to cash my check and 5 months to get the paper.
Is there a back up in Virginia?


3 posted on 06/08/2009 4:21:04 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: tgusa

Read the article, read the comments...wheres the beef? Seems to be an example of straight forward reporting; who, what, where, when, how.


4 posted on 06/08/2009 4:23:39 AM PDT by junkman_106 (The ACLU can have aerial intercourse with a rotating glazed pastry!)
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To: tgusa

If 20,000 people obeyed the walk/don’t walk signs or 30,000 people drove the speed limit in a single day would it make news?

Why is the V-P (and other papers) obsessed with citizens obeying the law and exercising their Constitutional right in this instance?


5 posted on 06/08/2009 4:24:29 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Joe Boucher

If I understand your question correctly, we do have provisions for a non-resident CCW permit. Here’s a link:

http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms.shtm

You can find out more there.


6 posted on 06/08/2009 4:25:14 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: junkman_106

I know how to read and I recognize liberal BS when I see it.

“Aaron Karp, a consultant with Small Arms Survey, a think tank studying international policies and proliferation of firearms, agrees that political motivations and a strong gun lobby have driven the increases.”

“A driver’s license is harder to get,” Karp said.”

True maybe for non-felons.


7 posted on 06/08/2009 4:28:38 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: tgusa
188,000 CCW holders is very impressive. It is encouraging that it could be a leading indicator of a politician change to come.
8 posted on 06/08/2009 4:29:10 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - MARSOC DAD)
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To: relictele

There’s a reason we know that paper as the Virginia Pravda / Red Star.


9 posted on 06/08/2009 4:29:44 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: junkman_106; tgusa

“wheres the beef?”

My thought exactly.

I would expect there’s a *back up* in many states right now.


10 posted on 06/08/2009 4:29:49 AM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTA!)
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To: tgusa

NOT what I meant,
Just that here there is a backlog and the gubmint is saying it is due to so many applying.
Did it take a long time after you applied?
I’m curious if it is that way all over?


11 posted on 06/08/2009 4:30:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: tgusa
"I'm responsible for myself," King said.

Where in the world did she ever get an idea like that? ;)

12 posted on 06/08/2009 4:33:06 AM PDT by TankerKC (01/20/09 = 09/10/01)
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To: Recon Dad

My wife is getting her CCW also. She isn’t impressed with her new Makarov, though - I think I’ll be buying her a .40 cal full-frame pistol. One good thing about Bob’s Gun Shop (mentioned in the article) is that they usually will let you rent a very similar handgun to try out before you buy. The Mak was a gift from a relative. I personally carry a Taurus 92.

Bottom line: people want to be prepared.


13 posted on 06/08/2009 4:33:17 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Joe Boucher

Sorry. It took two weeks for my license to arrive.


14 posted on 06/08/2009 4:34:22 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: junkman_106
Personally, the irritating parts were the "easier to get a CCL than a driver's license" comment and the Brady Bunch quote.

1. Easier to get a CCL than a driver's license. Bull. I didn't have to go downtown to police HQ to be fingerprinted, have a criminal background check performed, and have a judge approve the paperwork to obtain my driver's license.

2. Brady Bunch comment about crime going down. Well, jeeze, do you think that might be due to a) the increase in CCLs and b) the Brady Bill going bye-bye in the sunset?

More responsible citizens willing to defend themselves = less crime. Even the Brady Bunch should see that obvious connection.

15 posted on 06/08/2009 4:34:48 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: tgusa

Sad that it should have to come to this I think. Still, if the State cannot provide protection for its citizens, I suppose they have no choice but to do it themselves.


16 posted on 06/08/2009 4:35:08 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: TankerKC

:-)


17 posted on 06/08/2009 4:35:30 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Jonah Hex

Exactly.


18 posted on 06/08/2009 4:36:11 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Vanders9

Another FReeper says it pretty well ....”I carry a gun because I can’t carry a cop.” A good friend who’s a local policeman is all over this - he’s all for it (that is, law-abiding citizens arming themselves).


19 posted on 06/08/2009 4:38:02 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: tgusa

I have my VA, my out of state FL, and my UT is on the way.


20 posted on 06/08/2009 4:38:03 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hey GOP follow Dick Cheney's lead)
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To: bmwcyle

:-)


21 posted on 06/08/2009 4:39:09 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: tgusa

I see in the comments there is a liberal crying about laws that don’t exist.


22 posted on 06/08/2009 4:40:20 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hey GOP follow Dick Cheney's lead)
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To: tgusa
I think I’ll be buying her a .40 cal full-frame pistol.

If it's for conceal carry I would think twice on the full frame .40. I carry a Glock 22 and like the gun a lot, but I plan on getting a Glock 27 at some point just due to the size. My wife carries the S&W 642, it fits well in even a small purse.

23 posted on 06/08/2009 4:42:15 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - MARSOC DAD)
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To: relictele

Not defending the paper, but there is another way to look at. Having growing numbers of people who feel compelled to carry firearms to protect themselves is a damning statement about how people view the current administration and where it is taking this country.


24 posted on 06/08/2009 4:46:01 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: tgusa

Libs from the 49 other states are oozing in, transforming formerly conservative VA into a reliable blue state. That the Dem hack Terry Mcauliffe has a good chance of election as governor is proof.


25 posted on 06/08/2009 4:48:19 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: bmwcyle

Yup. Law-abiding gun owners at least here in Tidewater tend to be quieter - although we’re finding our voices. Next local TP is two weeks from this coming Saturday.


26 posted on 06/08/2009 4:48:34 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Lee'sGhost

So true!


27 posted on 06/08/2009 4:49:07 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: tgusa

I love my Czech Makarov.


28 posted on 06/08/2009 4:52:07 AM PDT by arthurus (ACORN + Amnesty = Venezuelan Democracy in the USSSA)
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To: luvbach1

We’ll know more after November. McDonnell is well-liked. You’re right, though - just that the carpet-bagger McAuliffe finds any traction at all is scary.


29 posted on 06/08/2009 4:53:06 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: arthurus

I’m going to shoot it next time I go to the range. I may like it better than my Taurus.


30 posted on 06/08/2009 4:54:05 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Just having the article, whatever its attitude is a plus for safety. It gets the bad guys’ attention. A whole lot of articles deploring guns and CCW tells the bad guys that some of their intended victims are dangerous and they don’t know which ones so the whole mugging/rape/B&E project is dangerous.


31 posted on 06/08/2009 4:56:36 AM PDT by arthurus (ACORN + Amnesty = Venezuelan Democracy in the USSSA)
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To: tgusa
To increase your voice by over 4500, JOIN
32 posted on 06/08/2009 4:58:16 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hey GOP follow Dick Cheney's lead)
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To: bmwcyle

Thanks! I’ll research.


33 posted on 06/08/2009 5:00:36 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Joe Boucher

Wife and I got ours in about 3 weeks. The clerks at the court house were most helpful and acted like the were glad to have more permits in our county.


34 posted on 06/08/2009 5:03:19 AM PDT by virginia lurker
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To: virginia lurker

I moved back to VA after a few years away and had a CC permit in three weeks, a week before I was allowed to buy a gun in VA.

In AZ, I used my AZ CC permit as one form of ID to get an AZ Drivers license.

Different places, different laws.


35 posted on 06/08/2009 5:21:54 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Barak al-DC. Barak al-Chicago, Barak al-Oahu. Barak al-Mombasa. What' it gonna be?)
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To: Joe Boucher
Did it take a long time after you applied? I’m curious if it is that way all over?

When we moved from NH to ME a few months ago I had to convert my out of state ME permit to resident. I figured that it was equivalent to a renewal so I sent the full amount in. The main delay was them sending my check back and telling me I only needed to pay $2, the replacement fee. Got the new license in about a week. Maine might be blue but they are ok on guns.

36 posted on 06/08/2009 5:29:59 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: arthurus

I didn’t know the Czechs made Makarovs (or the Rumanians either).
I know the Poles, Russians, Bulgarians and E. Germans make or made them. Mine is E. German, from the Ernst Thalmann Werke, named for a Red thug killed in street fighting with the Nazis I believe.


37 posted on 06/08/2009 5:37:10 AM PDT by skepsel
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To: luvbach1

No prizes for guessing what entity employs these new arrivals.


38 posted on 06/08/2009 6:05:57 AM PDT by relictele
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To: skepsel

Mine is Bulgarian, imported through Virginia Beach.


39 posted on 06/08/2009 6:33:18 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Barak al-DC. Barak al-Chicago, Barak al-Oahu. Barak al-Mombasa. What' it gonna be?)
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To: tgusa

I meant that I read the article and I read the comments. One of the things I find ridiculous about all of the fuss and fury is the inability to see any good in anything. Even if it IS written by a liberal.


40 posted on 06/08/2009 7:07:25 AM PDT by junkman_106 (The ACLU can have aerial intercourse with a rotating glazed pastry!)
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To: relictele

No prizes for guessing what entity employs these new arrivals.

The federal government, of course, mainly the military. But I thought military tended to be conservative. Maybe that's changing too. :o(

41 posted on 06/08/2009 8:52:34 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: virginia lurker

Thanks,
Here we had to go to a local sheriff and get finger printed then send it to the State gubmint and there it took 5 months.


42 posted on 06/08/2009 10:05:01 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Thanks, good to hear some states are pro gun.


43 posted on 06/08/2009 10:06:23 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: tgusa

Does anybody have a recommendation for which course to take to prove proficiency in order to get your CCW permit?


44 posted on 06/08/2009 10:06:44 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Any NRA course will fill the bill. Just about everyone offers a ‘Basic Pistol’ course. Go to the NRA website - they have a section on courses available in various cities and counties.


45 posted on 06/08/2009 10:08:43 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: relictele
Why is the V-P (and other papers) obsessed with citizens obeying the law and exercising their Constitutional right in this instance?

Perhaps it is because they know all too well that the intent of the 2nd Amendment was to ensure that the populous would have guns to use against a tyrannical government.

They are afraid that the people would correctly see them as being part of the encroaching tyranny of the 0bama administration.

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(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

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46 posted on 06/08/2009 10:11:14 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

http://www.nrahq.org/education/Training/basictraining.asp


47 posted on 06/08/2009 10:18:54 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Recon Dad

In PA, I have read numbers as high as 500,000 who have a license to carry. That is a heck of a lot of people and augurs well for the demise of poorly crafted gun laws.

The more people who carry guns, the less likely strict gun laws are.


48 posted on 06/08/2009 2:19:07 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Jonah Hex
More responsible citizens willing to defend themselves = less crime. Even the Brady Bunch should see that obvious connection.

They do, and that's why they don't like the trend, it proves all their Lies and emotional propaganda is a load of grad A, Prime BS [ Bull Shumer]

49 posted on 06/08/2009 2:40:32 PM PDT by HammerT (Buy them so they CAN'T Ban them!)
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To: Jonah Hex
They do, and that's why they don't like the trend, it proves all their Lies and emotional propaganda is a load of grad Grade A, Prime BS [ Bull Shumer]
50 posted on 06/08/2009 2:44:49 PM PDT by HammerT (Buy them so they CAN'T Ban them!)
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