New York Times Tells of Novice in Pursuit of Carry Permit

New York Times Tells of Novice in Pursuit of Carry Permit

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    New York Times Tells of Novice in Pursuit of Carry Permit

    The New York Times featured a first-person account of writer Ralph Blumenthal’s path to obtaining a concealed handgun license. His daylong course was presented at Hot Wells Shooting Range in Cypress, Texas. "I wanted to learn how to handle a gun and see what it took to be licensed to carry one," Blumenthal wrote. "In the end, and to my surprise, I learned about more than shooting," he added. "I learned about not shooting," referring to his orientation, which he declared as "clearly defensive."
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    well at least they finally got someone from the news that has not skewed what was taught and maybe get peoples mind of what it means to cc going in the right direction. give the man alot of credit for actually writing something that is not anti!

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    What??? In the New York Times?
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    Link to article?

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    I'm shocked, and pleasently suprised. I guess were not all that bad after all.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Yes, a link to the article would be greatly appreciated. Though I think the NYT is one of those you have to subscribe to to read.

    Nice to see that they get things right at least some of the time.
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    At least until they put it in their registration required section...

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    WOW, time to call up all of the girls that told me they would sleep with me when hades froze over!

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    Pretty fair article... I'm astounded!

    Imagine... if the liberals decide that Anti 2a is what is costing them elections and decide to actually stand behind the 2nd with as much energy as they spend on the 1st...

    Nawww, never happen. Just doesn't fit the 'elitest' point of view.
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    It sounds like the writer got an education along the way.

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    In my experiences as a liberal/centrist I've found that antis tend to be anti only because they know nothing about firearms, shooting, how guns work nor have any concept in their own mind of defending themself in anyway beyond long ago thoughts of schoolyard bullies and running to get a teacher to 'break it up'.
    A similar fear of guns akin to that of a child like fear toward snakes, spiders, flys and thunder.

    If more folks like us would volunteer to take an anti on a _safe_ range trip introducing them to firearms there just might be fewer antis.
    IRL I keep being told and hearing tale first person of introductory shooting trips with brothers, fathers, uncles, cousins, boyfriends and neighbors being given high powered hand cannons and magnum level shotguns, with no hearing protection and little in the way of instruction beyond "Hey hold this tight, now pull the trigger" resulting in even more fear and distaste toward firearms and those who use them.

    I love to see articles like this one as rare as they are.
    Good show Bumper I'm going to forward this to a few friends who are antis or on the fence including my mother inlaw who is gun fearful due to a jerk BF she had many moons ago that thought it would be funny to sneak up behind her and fire off his hunting rifle into the air while out with her in the woods supposedly showing her what hunting is like. Of course no ear or eye protection was used or provided.
    She jumped and says she nearly wet her pants while her BF cackled with laughter. That was 20 some years ago and to this day she still has issue with guns only because of that jerky incident. My father inlaw has similar tales in regard to his older brother shooting neighborhood cats.

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    I breath of media fresh air that seems - and I guess these days we have to be thankful to see such, rare tho it is.

    Thx for bringing that to our attention Bumper.
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    now let's see a writer from NYC try to get a CCW there.
    That would be fun.

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    Shocking....and in the New York Times...

    ...maybe the sickle and hammer called in sick that day.
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    Even More Astonishing , or at least astonishing , a fair handed gun writeup in the boston globe is here
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