It must suck to be on the other side, part 2,153
The Wall Street Journal reports: compared to last year, CCW permits are up 17% in Florida, near 100% in Ohio, and in several States have already exceeded their 2012 levels, halfway through 2013. The total issued nationwide is now estimated at 8 million.
In Charlotte, the number of indoor shooting ranges has doubled, and two more are planned for next year.
"Constitutional carry" (no permit needed by peaceable & law abiding citizens) doesn't suffer from the problem of administrative backlogs. Several states have enacted this and the sky has not fallen.
Posted by: Kendal Black at July 6, 2013 02:05 PM
Since reality teaches us, 'it is only illegal IF you get caught'; any 'Permit' in your pocket is a moot point.
As a retired police officer, I always considered every encounter with a stranger as being armed & illegal, which is standard training.
Since calling 911 is a silly notion if you are being attacked, owning and bearing arms should be constitutionally legal. We can deal with violent felons.
Posted by: cc99 at July 7, 2013 02:30 PM
From the article on Indiana:
"Other states are floating trial balloons about increasing the fees for a permit to buy a handgun," he said. "People think, 'Well, I better act now before the law changes in Indiana.'""
While other states do have permits to buy guns, Indiana has no such statute and no proposals have been made in the General Assembly. Why these sentences were included I cannot explain.
In the past six (6) years Indiana has: rescinded the state parks ban, implemented a lifetime license to carry handgun, implemented two parking lot bills, enacted total preemption, made modifications to its carry without license provisions (e.g., to the range), inter alia.
Posted by: Shootin' Buddy at July 8, 2013 10:49 AM