Brady: A permit holder is just someone who hasn't committed a crime, YET
Video debate over Georgia's (error corrected) statute allowing CCW in parking lots, mass transit and airports here.
The Brady Campaign spokesman says "We've gotta be reasonable here .... getting a concealed weapons permit just means you haven't committed a crime, yet." An interesting attitude for a group that claims to only want "commonsense" restrictions.
UPDATE: no idea where he got that figure. If you have a large enough group of people, somebody's going to get arrested for something. For example, there are about 1.5 million arrests nationwide for DUI annually, and that's just one misdemeanor. Works out to about half a percent of the population. Texas has around 268,000 pistol permit holders, so if they're at the same rate as the general population, that'd mean 1,368 DUI arrests or 3.6 per day, just for DUI. Total arrest rate for the US in 2005 was 4,761.6 per 100,000, or nearly 5% of the population. For 268,000 people, that'd mean 13,400 arrests, or about 37 per day.
If he's claiming the arrest rate for Texas permit holders is 2.5 per day, it'd mean permit holders are doing much better (as in 12 times better) than the general population.