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This is a discussion on Another column within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; http://www.townhall.com/columnists/M...&comments=true There sure is a lot of commentary on the gun issue lately, which is very understandable with the VT attack. He has some interesting ...

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    Another column

    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/M...&comments=true

    There sure is a lot of commentary on the gun issue lately, which is very understandable with the VT attack.

    He has some interesting ideas.
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    his fourth proposal makes sense (as everyone here has been saying for a long long time), but his first 3 are somewhat flawed.

    All states should allow citizens to apply for a CCW.
    Applying will do no good unless licenses are actually issued. I would ammend this to include shall-issue language for those citizens that pass whatever reasonable background check in required (requiring an unreasonably strict background check is no better than just not issuing any licenses).

    All states should allow those with a CCW to buy guns without a separate pistol purchase permit.
    This is great, but he only applies to it pistols. Personally, I like the way Texas uses their CHL as a waiver for the NICS check. The logic being if you were issued a CHL, they already did a background check on you, and the fact that your license hasn't been revoked means you haven't commited any crimes since.

    All states should eliminate pistol purchase permits immediately.
    As I read this, in context with the rest of his article, he's actually advocating a "pistol purchase permit", but simply saying that it should be integrated with the CHL system, such that anyone who doesn't have a CHL can't buy a pistol. I have a problem with this, because it focuses all legal means of purchasing a pistol into a single govt. issued permit. Control the permits, and you control the purchasing. If future laws lessen the ability of ordinary people to obtain a CHL, then they also cannot buy a gun, and this is a problem for people who want a house gun, but haven't yet jumped through all the hoops to get a CHL.

    He's trying to split the baby here, and give something to everyone. What's that old saying? "A good compromise leaves everybody mad and unsatisfied." That's all that would happen if his dream were realized. Gun-owners woud be fighting to regain their rights to purchase without a CHL, and anti-gunners would be fighting to prevent CHL-holders from carrying in feel-good "safe zones".

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    He has good taste in his pistol selection.
    "Beware of the man who only owns one gun. He probably knows how to use it."

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    How many states have to have a pistol permit to buy a handgun? Texas does not and I think that have to have a permit to purchase a gun would be very much against the 2nd Amendment. (But then again so is making me have a permite to bear arms.
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    If it is not in the US Constitution then the Federal Government should not be doing it.

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