Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rising gun sales and conceal-carry permits: growing trend in turbulent economy?
whas11 ^ | 1/23/2010 | by Melanie Kahn

Posted on 01/24/2010 1:15:54 PM PST by Flavius

It’s a growing trend in a turbulent economy.

Conceal-carry gun permits are on the rise, especially among people you might not expect to be packing heat.

(Excerpt) Read more at whas11.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bhoanniversary; bhobanglist; fourth100days; guns

1 posted on 01/24/2010 1:15:54 PM PST by Flavius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Flavius

Good!


2 posted on 01/24/2010 1:20:05 PM PST by ColdOne (:^))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flavius

This disproves the oft trotted out lie that more guns equals blood in the streets. We have this huge spike in gun sales and the FBI reports violent crime rates in the toilet.


3 posted on 01/24/2010 1:23:50 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flavius

It’s not the economy. It’s the uncertainty about your and your family’s safety when you go into public anymore. Whether it’s the mall, work, or school, it seems like more and more crazies are killing random people.

I refuse to be an unprepared victim to gangs or wackos.


4 posted on 01/24/2010 1:24:13 PM PST by Skenderbej (No muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flavius

And this guy does not even consider that most of the guns were bought because of a radical president.


5 posted on 01/24/2010 1:26:34 PM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Not to mention, simple common sense.


6 posted on 01/24/2010 1:32:28 PM PST by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Flavius

Rising gun/ammo sales and increasing numbers of Americans obtaining CC licenses have FAR more to do with Obama and his ilk than with the economy.


7 posted on 01/24/2010 1:35:59 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flavius

Good news!


8 posted on 01/24/2010 1:36:36 PM PST by GOPJ (Happy Anniversary Barack! - - - Love, Massachusetts - - - FreeperGOPsterinMA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flavius

Dear White House,

If you are going to take OUR rights, you’re going to have to fight for them, because WE sure as hell will.


9 posted on 01/24/2010 1:37:17 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flavius

I just took the class and did my range qualification here in Virginia - turned all my paperwork in on Tuesday. If anyone in the Fairfax County/Loudoun County, VA area would like a recommendation on a Firearms Instructor - mine was excellent.


10 posted on 01/24/2010 1:46:52 PM PST by Cathy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flavius
Mr. Ditter and I went to the gun show in Houston yesterday. WOW! It was almost standing room only! Lotsa folks buying guns and ammo. I was reminded of the time a few years ago we took our liberal Dutch (from Holland) friend with us. He was totally shocked at the numbers of people and guns right here in Houston. It made us laugh.
11 posted on 01/24/2010 1:50:46 PM PST by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ditter

while you still have one to go to

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2436315/posts


12 posted on 01/24/2010 1:56:39 PM PST by Flavius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Flavius

I think it would be a fine idea for individual States to issue DVDs with every CC permit, with a wealth of information on them for CC holders.

The idea is that, while gun ownership is good, and sensible gun ownership is better, educated gun ownership is the best. Such a DVD could include, but is not limited to:

Proper gun short term and long term storage, including during transport in a vehicle. Secure storage when the permit holder is not around. Proper gun maintenance. Legal limits on being armed, such as federal buildings and airports. State, County and city ordinances to include unsafe discharge, liabilities, how to report a missing or stolen gun, and how to identify and act around law enforcement officers (a two-way street).

Gun etiquette, and the difference between holstered, brandishing and menacing. Gun use on your property and in public, a section on deputization, the location of gun ranges.

Even things like “selecting the right gun for you”, in-State gun and ammunition ownership outside of federal (ATF) authority. Legal rights and responsibilities of gun sales and transfers.

These things are just off the top of my head, and I’m sure I missed a bunch, and added some of little consequence. But the overall principle, of a free, “DVD education” to those who purchase CC permits, would likely make a good thing better.


13 posted on 01/24/2010 2:02:15 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: umgud
...and the FBI reports violent crime rates in the toilet.

That is gonna "change" too...

14 posted on 01/24/2010 2:05:28 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Better yet, youtube.


15 posted on 01/24/2010 2:08:05 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Become a monthly donor or FR won't be here for you!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Flavius

You are mentioned over here!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2436103/posts


16 posted on 01/24/2010 2:13:11 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Become a monthly donor or FR won't be here for you!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flavius
We made a donation to the Texas Rifle Assoc. yesterday to fight that move in Austin.
17 posted on 01/24/2010 2:13:43 PM PST by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: US_MilitaryRules

I wouldn’t trust information on YouTube farther than I could throw it.

Under the auspices of the State, it would reflect current State law, and just as important, would circulate around the various police offices and agencies in the State, so they would be on the same sheet of music as the CC permit holders.

It is a major pain in ass when the police don’t know the law, which happens far too frequently.

Having a free, State issued DVD serves another purpose as well. As an introduction to gun culture to those who are unfamiliar with gun culture in their family, which is quite common.

I mention this because I knew of a judge who was sick to death of the same abused women appearing before him time and again, and put an end to it by issuing them bench orders that they *had* to be armed when in public. He was a neat guy, and even purchased a gun and ammo for women who couldn’t afford it.

The number of women appearing before him twice dropped to zero. However, far fewer women are comfortable with open carry than with CC. And it would be better overall if they had gun information provided to them, especially if they had never fired a gun.


18 posted on 01/24/2010 2:31:33 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Kinda like the Green Book on DVD?

Good idea.


19 posted on 01/24/2010 2:37:32 PM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Just remember when you get your concealed carry gun permit, you are, in effect, registering your gun with the government.


20 posted on 01/24/2010 2:40:17 PM PST by Eleven Bravo 6 319thID
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Eleven Bravo 6 319thID
Alaska doesn't have permits or licenses for guns, how it should be everywhere.

When the dems are in, I buy guns & ammo; when the repubs get back in, I buy custom guitars & boutique amps.

21 posted on 01/24/2010 2:50:17 PM PST by Eska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Flavius

I keep waiting for q3131 prices to come down. And just when I was set to buy the new S&W piston AR, RRA announces that they are coming out with one. Decisions, decisions.


22 posted on 01/24/2010 3:15:42 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Actually, this sounds like a VERY good project for the NRA. I’d buy such a DVD in a second. But not the crap they keep sending me. Have you suggested it to anybody there???


23 posted on 01/24/2010 3:57:13 PM PST by Wonder Warthog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Wonder Warthog

The trouble is in the huge variations between State laws. I gather some years ago, someone affiliated with the NRA tried to document all the different State, county and municipal gun laws, without realizing that not only are there thousands of such laws, but that they are constantly changing. No idea if the project was ever completed.

But that is why this seems to fit the bill of a State authorized and created project. Only they have a legal staff capable of putting it all together. But even then, much of the DVD would have to be subcontracted.


24 posted on 01/24/2010 6:44:27 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Ditter

LOL
last weekend they had a gun show IN the local high school at Wasilla.

I love Alaska


25 posted on 01/24/2010 9:01:13 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Eska

Bump.

I love my Alaska.


26 posted on 01/24/2010 9:05:46 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson