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Permits Soar to Allow
More Concealed Guns

Wall Street Journal, by Jack Nicas and Ashby Jones

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Posted By:pineledger, 7/5/2013 4:27:47 AM

A growing number of Americans are getting permission to carry firearms in public—and under their clothes—a 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. The numbers are driven in part by concern that renewed gun-control efforts soon could constrain access to weapons, along with heightened interest in self-defense in the wake of mass killings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo.

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Interesting graphic about state gun laws with this article: 7 states do not permit concealed carry at all--Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, New Mexico(?), and that bastion of civility, Illinois.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scrubber, 7/5/2013 5:03:38 AM     (No. 9409488)

I can´t access the article since its a subscription site. But if OP is correct about which states don´t allow concealed carry, then the article´s graphic is incorrect. Only Illinois doesn´t allow concealed carry. And, with the exception of many police chiefs, a political position, law enforcement is not at all concerned about citizens carrying.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/5/2013 5:07:36 AM     (No. 9409489)

I don´t think the threat of new gun laws or the Sandyhook shootings have anything to do with soaring gun sales. It has to do with the breakdown of civility in this country and living under the constant threat of riots if a trigger incident happens.

How many times a week do we see racial beatdowns now with law enforcement doing nothing about it?

These exclusion states are denying people a right to bear arms.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 7/5/2013 5:30:12 AM     (No. 9409494)

Kansas allows CC.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 7/5/2013 6:13:13 AM     (No. 9409513)

Something isn´t right. I travel to Ohio frequently and my WV permit is good there.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 7/5/2013 6:24:11 AM     (No. 9409524)

People know the extent of civil disorder caused by open borders, black on white crime, and a seething underclass ideologically driven to hate middle class and above, and the erosion of a democratic state to totalitarianism. They are also aware the Marxists are attempting a coup.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/5/2013 6:40:46 AM     (No. 9409542)

Another unintended consequence as a result of the demonrat policy of banning guns.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 7/5/2013 6:46:59 AM     (No. 9409552)

Most people getting these permits are not getting to actually carry, they´re getting to be able to carry. Before the right is taken away, they´re exercising their right to have the right. I´d wager less than one in ten are actually doing more than getting the permit. Their weapon remains locked away.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: curious1, 7/5/2013 9:38:00 AM     (No. 9409782)

Jack and Ashby need some education. If this was an article about citizens being able to vote, they´d be screaming about the unconstitutional licensing and payment of fess to exercise a right clearly and succinctly laid out in the BOR and imposed on the states by the 14th amendment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Brittany, 7/5/2013 11:49:03 AM     (No. 9410009)

If a policeman is concerned about a licensed gun carrier, how concerned is he about going to a murder site after 1/2 hour delay in response versus going to a scene after 1/2 hour and picking up an unlicensed gun carrier wounded by a law-abiding gun carrier? Or the drop in crime because the criminals know that the victims can shoot back? No police think that they can respond to an emergency before some action has occurred unless they are lucky.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Brittany, 7/5/2013 11:50:12 AM     (No. 9410012)

P.S. article is accessible without a subscription.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Agent Orange, 7/5/2013 1:41:07 PM     (No. 9410163)

Add Hawaii to the states where you can not get a Conceal Carry Permit. I tried and was told that there are less than 50 CCW permits in all of Hawaii and they are all owned by political types. When I asked for the form to fill out just in case, the officer behind the desk just looked at me and laughed in my face and said...."You´ve got to be kidding!"

Former resident of Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kOok, 7/5/2013 8:34:20 PM     (No. 9410647)

Here in Missouri we have CC, with me and my beloved kOokette taking our class in a few weeks. Something ain´t right.

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