Greetings from Charleston, SC

Greetings from Charleston, SC

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    Greetings from Charleston, SC

    I've been putting off my CWP application for three years now thinking that I wouldn't really end up carrying or didn't really need to. A few factors have helped to push me over the edge - I've witnessed first-hand the effects of violent crime through my involvement with the local medical examiner's office, several friends and acquaintances have had guns pulled on them in recent months, and recent political changes have caused serious consideration of the possibility that I may not be able to get a concealed carry permit in the future. I often find myself doing after-hours work in the North Charleston area (in the top ten worst cities for violent crime, apparently), and I'd feel much more secure if I were armed, especially stopping for gas in such areas.

    I completed my SC CWP application two weeks ago, and I'm looking into getting a Florida/Utah and New Hampshire permit as well.

    Here's hoping I never have cause to draw my weapon on anyone, but I'll at least have the option of doing so.


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    Quote Originally Posted by capntang View Post
    I often find myself doing after-hours work in the North Charleston area (in the top ten worst cities for violent crime, apparently), and I'd feel much more secure if I were armed, especially stopping for gas in such areas.
    I was stationed in Charleston when in the Navy. It was a great town. We lived in Ladson off of Highway 78. I had a part time job at a gun store and indoor range in Goose Creek so I am very familiar with the area. I was stunned when I read today, that North Charleston is number 8 on the list of most dangerous cities to live in. North Charleston wasn't a bad place when we lived there. (1990-1994) but that was a long time ago. What happened?
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