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To: marktwain
“The fact that over the life of the program, only 168 permit holders have had their permit revoked for a gun-related crime reinforces the fact that the people who go through the trouble of applying for and receiving a CWP are not generally the ones you need to be worried about in terms of a criminal element in society.”

So, 168 out of 700,000? Next to none. Then, define "gun crime".

To have this become law, they had to add a clause that they would track ALL permit holders for crimes committed, and not just those with a gun, from the beginning. The cost was upwards of 10 million dollars a year to do so.

What they found was that less than 1/1000th of a percent broke ANY laws. After 10 years, this reporting was stopped.

My numbers may be slightly off, and perhaps some Florida FReepers can add to this, but the numbers were ridiculously low.

3 posted on 04/05/2012 12:24:34 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

That’s a .024% revocation rate. Not six sigma, but good enough for government process purposes.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 12:47:24 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Puppage
So, 168 out of 700,000? Next to none. Then, define "gun crime".

1) That's 168 over 25 years ("the life of the program", from 1987 to present), or an average of 7 per year. Compared to 700K current permit holders, that's an insignificant percentage.

2) "Gun crime" is likely defined as any offense involving a gun, and which would include carrying a gun into a restricted area, etc.

3) If there were any significant number of real crimes involving CCW holders, the papers would have a rogues gallery of CCW mug shots to accompany each new crime involving a CCW.

26 posted on 04/06/2012 5:43:49 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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