We are winning.
It was only 20 years ago that the position on the left was about keeping guns out of the hands of the law abiding. They have been so trounced on this issue that they have to pretend their past gun-grabber history didn't happen.
And even their feeble efforts to politicize events such as the Trayvon shooting have blown up in their faces as it becomes clearer that the shooting was a case of legitimate self-defense and Zimmerman was not a homicidal maniac.
Great video of grandmother explaining how she shot would-be robber. She always carries a gun. Without her gun she would have died.
I live in hillsbourgh county and had no idea 100,000 of us have CC permits.....
Makes me very glad...
Between my neighbor and I we probaly have enough weapons to arm half the block if need be....
There is so much “gun culture” that needs to be relearned by the public that there is really an opportunity for someone to make a lot of money teaching “all the things”.
It could be as simple as a video camera, a lesson plan, several assistants, several different types of guns and other weapons, and different (video and gun) shooting locations. Burn several DVDs which could be sold individually or as a box set.
Probably the hardest and most expensive part would be advertising it to those who would want to buy it.
SNN6 news here in Sarasota, FL is currently running coverage of a local gun show, and it's very apparent there as well. Overall, a good thing, although it must discomfort the poor dears. You can almost hear the mental gears grinding.
“We are winning.”
I don’t think I would “crow” to loud about that.
The left’s greatest weapon against gun ownership was the perception that gun ownership was somehow rare, unusual, and perverse.
Shall-issue laws are a direct attack on that.
Some of the items in the “Comments” section are interesting. Lefties saying they are getting guns and CCW in case the “teabaggers” get in their faces. The lefties are becoming increasingly unhinged.
Here is a link to an award winning producer who is going to make a movie about the idiotic gun laws in California.
Give him some help if you can.
In todays Key West Citizen & Bait Wrapper:
Monroe County ranks second in the state in the number of concealed carry weapons permits issued per capita, according to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which administers the permits. There were 5,370 concealed carry holders in the Keys as of March 31, which was 7.3 percent of the population, according to the state agency's website.
The rankings were compiled this month by the News Service of Florida, which found Dixie County leading the state with one in 10 residents having concealed carry permits. Statewide, the per capita average is 4.2 percent. Calhoun, Gilchrist, Glades, Lafayette, Liberty, St. Johns and Sumter counties all have the lowest per capita concealed weapons rates, all under 3 percent.
"It does surprise me, because the demographic here is more live and let live and most of the demographic here doesn't seem to be the type to carry a weapon," McGee said of the Keys. "It doesn't seem to be something that people here think about." .
You’re right. They’ve lost the fundamental nut of the issue, ie, “do people, as individuals, have the *right* to own guns?”
That has been answered in the affirmative. So now they’re going to try to move from making it against the law to being merely unethical to own guns. To do this, they have to express surprise, horror, shock, revulsion, etc that people outside those who they were ridiculing for standing up for the RKBA (old, fat, white males) would join the Old, Fat, White Males in ownership of guns.
I rather suspect that new gun owners didn’t just wake up one day and say “You know what I want? I want a S&W snubby! I hope it comes in at least three flavors!”
No, the new gun ownership is coming to the decision to own a gun because they look around and realize that the police a) have no duty to protect them, b) that many LEO’s are fundamentally and deeply corrupt, and c) when the danger in right in front of them and seconds count, the LEO’s are only minutes away.
I, for one, welcome these new gun owners into our groups, and I would recommend that other OFWG’s welcome the new gun owners too.
Afterward, she handed my wife her digital camera and asked her to snap a couple of pix of us together. She stepped up beside me and slipped her arm around my waist and I draped mine over her shoulders. (FWIW, I'm in my 70s and she is in her 80s...)
When her hand reached my right side, she encountered my holstered HK through my sport coat, gave it a couple of pats, and quickly moved her hand away.
In that photo she had a surprised look on her face...
When I said, "Yep, that's what you think it is.", she quipped, "My husband's carrying too -- now I feel twice as safe!"
In that photo we both had big grins on our faces.. ;-)
I didn't feel it necessary to inform her that my wife was also packing... '-)
Texas ladies -- love 'em!! :-)