Skip to comments.Permits Soar to Allow More Concealed Guns
Posted on 07/05/2013 7:11:14 AM PDT by yoe
A growing number of Americans are getting permission to carry firearms in publicand under their clothesa development that has sparked concern among some law-enforcement authorities.
Applications for "concealed-carry" permits are soaring in many states, some of which recently eased permit requirements.
[snip] Research is split on whether more armed citizens deter or exacerbate gun violence. Economist John Lott, a conservative commentator and author of "More Guns, Less Crime," said data show concealed-carry laws reduce violent crime.
[snip] n 2008 and 2010 rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the Second Amendment to the Constitution grants broad license to keep and bear arms in the home. But the court left unclear whether and to what degree the right to carry a weapon extends outside the home, leaving states largely free to set up their own rules.
[snip] Residents of Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming and Vermont don't need permits to carry a concealed weapon. In 2002, that was the case only in Vermont.
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Private competition is not good for unions.
That's tough, Officer Fife. WE THE PEOPLE make the laws, you just enforce them, and you damned better respect our rights.
Any LEO that is opposed to a law-abiding citizen peacefully exercising his/her 2nd Amendment right and having a valid state permit to carry that weapon in a concealed manner should be fired outright. Screw their concerns. They should not be in the job in the first place.
Because law enforcement cannot protect us, we must do it ourselves. Having them come with their yellow chalk to outline your body or the bodies of your loved ones is not exactly what we have in mind as “protection.”
“has sparked concern among some law-enforcement authorities”
translation, opposed by the Fraternal Order of Police and all the other jack booted fascist thugs that think “serve and protect” means be our Masters.
I don't think they fear the competition. I think they fear not being able to bully citizens, shoot their dogs, etc.
The operative word here is "authorities." This alleged "concern" is only among high ranking, APPOINTED, LE "authorities." Rank and file LEOs and locally elected "law enforcement authorities" have no such concerns.
I am in 100% full agreement with your assessment of the situation.
And despite the State-run media’s exploitation, pistol permit applications have soared here in Newtown. Another friend, and father of young kids who lives in Sandy Hook, just got his and is eager to “go shopping.”
JBTs on notice.
Cops should really get concerned when dogs get CC permits.
Re: felons need not apply.
I would change that to violent felons only. Che k kiting is a felony, yet why should one lose their 2A rights over that? I would also argue that a 68 yom who was violent in his teens should also get their 2A rights restored.
a development that has sparked concern among some law-enforcement authorities.
What I've seen again and again is miles beyond so-called "concern." I've seen hysteria, outright lies, scare-mongering, more lies, illogic, anti-Second Amendment bigotry, still more lies, and lies on top of lies on top of liesall from people in police uniforms.
Here's what I've also seen: nationally, people with concealed carry permits are much less likely than sworn law enforcement officers to be arrested for felonies.
Sheriffs in my Colorado county have issued well over 16,000 concealed carry permits since 1995. To date, not even one has been revoked for a firearms-related offense.
I like to hold up Arizona as a great example of gun liberty.
When I do, some critic always spouts off about Arizona ranking 11th for gun homicide in the US.
But what they don’t know is that 71% of gun homicides in Arizona are *suicides*.
And since Arizona went whole hog for gun liberty, the violent crime rate in the state has dropped more than 38%! That is more than double the national drop in crime rate.
As I like to conclude: “The only people stupid enough to commit gun crime in Arizona usually aren’t from here (mostly Mexican); or they are so insane that they don’t care if other people are shooting back at them. And they are.”
Yes. The headline quote from the WSJ is from the International Association of Police Chiefs. There were no quotes from various Sheriffs, nor from the NRA.
The article was slanted, to put it mildly.