The Unconcealed Truth About Carrying Guns

The Unconcealed Truth About Carrying Guns

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    The Unconcealed Truth About Carrying Guns

    The Unconcealed Truth About Carrying Guns - Reason Magazine

    "Experience is a dear teacher," said Benjamin Franklin, "but fools will learn at no other." Give some credit to fools: At least they eventually learn from experience. What would Franklin say about people who don't?

    By that, I refer to gun control advocates alarmed that the Illinois legislature may vote to let licensed individuals carry concealed handguns. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence calls the measure "dangerous." Kristen Rand of the Violence Policy Center says that it would lead to Tucson-style mass shootings as well as the killing of police.

    But concealed-carry, as it is known, is not a radical notion in most of the country. Thirty-seven "shall-issue" states grant permits to carry to anyone meeting certain requirements, and 48 allow citizens to carry guns under some circumstances. The two holdouts? Wisconsin, where Republican Gov. Scott Walker has endorsed the idea, and Illinois, where Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has not.

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    But Ben Franklin couldn't have imagined that fools could ever come to power in IL. and WI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunGeezer View Post
    But Ben Franklin couldn't have imagined that fools could ever come to power in IL. and WI.
    And don't forget Washington,D.C.
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    Every state has been run by fools at one point or another. And Washington DC seems to be permanently run by them.

    It would be nice to see IL and WI get carry legislation passed this year. Then we could start working on NJ and some of the other communist leaning states to actually allow their citizens to carry instead of just paying lip service to the fact that they do "technically" issue permits. Of course you have to be a personal friend of a lib-tard politician to get one.
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    Of course there will be a few CCW holders that kill someone. That is why they carry them, that's the whole purpose od a defensive firearm.
    Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunGeezer View Post
    But Ben Franklin couldn't have imagined that fools could ever come to power in IL. and WI.
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    And don't forget Washington,D.C.

    Ben knew...........


    NUMBER: 1593
    AUTHOR: Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)
    QUOTATION: “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

    “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

    ATTRIBUTION: The response is attributed to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN—at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation—in the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention.

    1593. Benjamin Franklin (1706-90). Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989
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    Well said, JP! Sadly, many of the narrow thinkers have no clue about the dangers of daily life. Fools have been around since the beginning of time. Thankfully, those of us with brains, vision, and courage still outnumber them. Not sure how long the Feds will allow that but I remain hopeful!

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    Yea. It's sickening how many people are 100% convinced that this is a perfect world where citizens have no reason to carry a firearm. These are the same people who get mugged in a dark alley and make up excuses for the bad guy on how he's homeless or jobless or something and blame the world's problems on George Bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPCleary View Post
    The Unconcealed Truth About Carrying Guns - Reason Magazine

    "Experience is a dear teacher," said Benjamin Franklin, "but fools will learn at no other." Give some credit to fools: At least they eventually learn from experience. What would Franklin say about people who don't?

    By that, I refer to gun control advocates alarmed that the Illinois legislature may vote to let licensed individuals carry concealed handguns. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence calls the measure "dangerous." Kristen Rand of the Violence Policy Center says that it would lead to Tucson-style mass shootings as well as the killing of police.

    But concealed-carry, as it is known, is not a radical notion in most of the country. Thirty-seven "shall-issue" states grant permits to carry to anyone meeting certain requirements, and 48 allow citizens to carry guns under some circumstances. The two holdouts? Wisconsin, where Republican Gov. Scott Walker has endorsed the idea, and Illinois, where Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has not.

    Read the rest of the article here.
    The vast majority of violence with guns comes from criminals, not ccws. CCWs have a crime incidence below the average population. And as a group are good citizens who respect the law in my own experience. If you're going to knock over a gas station or kill a member of a rival gang, why go thru the bother and background check of a permit application? Just shell out a few bucks and buy a gun on the street the same day.

    WE'RE the ones who go through the permit process. I waited 8 mos for my permit in NY. We want to be legal. And choose the legal way. Enough said.
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