This is a discussion on This will probably get me in trouble, but the Wal-Mart thing... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've been watching the discussion about getting your permit, secreting your weapon on your person and going to Wal-Mart to buy nachos and ammo. Something ...
I've been watching the discussion about getting your permit, secreting your weapon on your person and going to Wal-Mart to buy nachos and ammo. Something just doesn't seem right to me, and it may be because of my experience with the Pistol Permit system in New York State.
In NY you are not allowed to own a pistol until you acquire your permit. So the idea of someone buying a pistol for the first time, walking around Wal-Mart with it, without ever having fired it (buying ammo) seems to me a little dangerous. I have had a restricted permit since 1990 (hunting and target shooting), and am taking training courses, and am putting in weekly range time until I feel I'm qualified to use a firearm in self defense. I will then approach the county judge, armed with my newly acquired certificates and clean record asking him to remove the restrictions and allow me to carry concealed legally.
Am I missing something about the "Wal-Mart experience"?
"Those who beat their guns into plowshares will plow for those who didn't." -- Thomas Jefferson
In truly awesome states, like Alaska, a permit is not even required to conceal a handgun.
Alaska is among the most gun friendly states in the country.
Tony - I was born and raised in NYC. I escaped six weeks after graduating from high school. What you are missing is how free almost every other state is as compared to NY. The "Empire" state's best days are well behind it and oppressive, liberty-restricting government is the primary cause.
I agree with American Pit Bull 100%. I've had my CCDW for less than a year, but I've used, owned, and carried all types of guns for nearly 2 decades. Here in KY my grand father actually used to carry his double barreled shotgun to school. He'd let his principal keep it in hos office and after school he'd go squirrel hunting. Gotta love the old days.
"Fear is nothing more than an emotional response to the perception of danger coupled with the belief that I can't handle it."
"If you change that belief to 'I can handle it', you'll no longer experience FEAR. You'll simply see what you are facing is a challenge... an opportunity to test yourself.
So, just wait until you can legally carry, conceal that heater and go to Wal-Mart. The idea is to go there to get over the "...everybody is watching me and they all know I have a gun..." jitters.
It's a tongue-in-cheek right of passage....enjoy it.
"It's a big gun when I carry it, it is also a big gun when I take it out” – Clint Smith
The only problem with no permits is that there is nothing for other states to honor.
We can open carry without a permit (kinda). It's hard for us (boy's from the wood's) to understand that city. We can keep a handgun in the car at 18. I was shooting and hunting as far back as I can remember.
To many people, not enough trees!! Good luck with your permit
GUN CONTROL= I WANT TO BE THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE GUN
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Lex et Libertas — Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus, et Fidelis!
"Not only do the people who put their lives on the line to protect the rest of us deserve better, we all deserve better than to have our own security undermined by those who undermine law enforcement." -Thomas Sowell
I have literally been shooting all my life. I couldn't have a permit to carry concealed until I was 21, but when I got the permit, my pistol felt right at home on my hip.
do what you can with what you have where you are at (theodore roosevelt)
I know what you mean that it seems hard to believe because I too escaped from NY. But what seems hard for me to believe now is that I was actually duped by Socialist States (if you don't know which ones they are you may live in one) into thinking that gun ownership by law-abiding citizens is abnormal. That society would crumble if the average joe on the street (however responsible) were allowed to own a gun. Fact is countless of responsible Americans own guns legally without having a conceal carry permit. Countless others have the right to open carry. Others like myself included choose to acquire their CCW.
Said people have not been shooting each other in the streets. In fact where citizens have been allowed to exercise their 2nd. amendment rights crime rates has gone down. No doubt you already know this because you are evidently a responsible gun owner who stays informed thru this and other means. It's just a shame that so many other oppressed citizens are so misinformed. I hope you persevere and get all restrictions lifted on your permit. Good luck.
There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time."
- General George Patton Jr