Skip to comments.Detroit Free Press CCW series should raise cheers in NW
Posted on 08/02/2011 4:42:40 AM PDT by marktwain
A two-part series on the ten-year history of reformed concealed carry in Michigan contains some blistering information about the gun prohibition lobby that ought to raise cheers among anyone who has had to explain whats wrong with the folks at Washington CeaseFire.
The reports appeared this weekend in the Detroit Free Press, a newspaper not known for being particularly friendly toward the Second Amendment, not unlike the Seattle Times or Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Those newspapers were split on Initiative 676 in 1997 (the P-I surprisingly opposed, the Times supported) the roundly-rejected, gun control measure that was pretty much the Titanic maiden voyage of Washington CeaseFire as a lobbying organization.
Ten years after Michigan made it much easier for its citizens to get a license to carry a concealed gun, the Detroit newspaper reported, predictions of widespread lawless behavior and bloodshed have failed to materialize.
That was just for starters. The story revealed that about the same number of Michigan residents approximately 276,000 citizens are licensed to carry as there are here in the Evergreen State, where the number hovers around 270,000 at last report. The newspaper also recalled the rhetoric that surfaced a decade ago when the reform statute was being debated. Does this sound familiar?
During the debate, opponents of the change warned of gun-toting, trigger-happy citizens loose on the streets.
But violent crimes have been rare among carrying a concealed weapon license holders. Only 2% of license holders have been sanctioned for any kind of misbehavior, State Police records show.Detroit Free Press
Even with that, gun prohibitionists still argue, the newspaper reported, that changing the law was a grave mistake.
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Now, proved wrong, all they can say about their ignorant, foolish, and strident campaign to restrict people's rights, is that is was no big deal?
Well I do remember a shootout in a parking lot between two lesbian cops a few years back.
and the eaton county deputy that shot himself and blamed it on “a black guy,” and the cop in lansing that likes to shoot dogs.
i think there’s one still pending in pittfield twp that looks like the officer is going to get nailed too.
Meanwhile in Brooklyn last week a guy went after police with a chainsaw and nobody got shot despite the fact that police confronted him with guns drawn.