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Gun permits on the rise nationally and in Nebraska ^ | 25 July, 2012 | Sabrina Ahmed

Posted on 07/25/2012 6:54:25 PM PDT by marktwain

Across the country, more people are interested in buying guns since last Friday's mass shooting. We did some checking, and here locally, to see if that's the case. And it looks like the numbers say yes.

After such a horrific event last Friday, Nebraskans are looking for their own ways to feel safe. Many people are turning to owning their own guns. Applications for permits to purchase guns have increased by 43 percent since Friday, compared to the same time period last year. That means an average of 10 permits per day have been applied for to purchase guns. Also interesting, the number of women to purchase gun permits during this time increased by 66%.

Craig Schnieder is a regular gun purchaser and instructor. He says he understands why more people are buying guns. "Well there's certainly a concern-people want to be able to protect themselves and they feel that they have that right," Schnieder said.

But Sheriff Terry Wagner says just because people are purchasing the permits, doesn't mean they are buying the guns. He also says he cant guarantee a correlation between the Colorado incident and gun permits here.

"That certainly is a large increase in handgun purchase permits," Sheriff Wagner said.

It's also important to note, if a person's purchase permit expires, they are still allowed to own a gun. They can carry the gun at all times without a permit, so long as it isn't hidden. The only time a gun owner needs to have a license after buying one is if they carry and conceal it.

"Like I said with rights comes responsibility and in order to exercise that right, you have to be responsible to do it," Schnieder said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; constitution; ne
The American people are in better touch with reality than are liberal politicians.

The new media is winning. The MSM is losing.

1 posted on 07/25/2012 6:54:43 PM PDT by marktwain
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As long as the senate doesn't pull a fast one with the UN treaty. An outside chance, but very dangerous.

2 posted on 07/25/2012 6:57:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (
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The idea that a CITIZEN would need a PERMIT to buy a gun so they can exercise their RIGHT is REPUGNANT!!!!!

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

Islam Delenda Est!


3 posted on 07/25/2012 7:06:12 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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Since 2008, statistics have proven that the number of guns in circulation have no correlation to crime statistics. It is the number of criminals that do.

4 posted on 07/26/2012 4:46:01 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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Gun permits on the rise nationally and in Nebraska


Come on, Nebraska: join the Union!!!

5 posted on 07/26/2012 4:45:41 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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