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The 22%

ccwI remember (way back in the 1970s – when I got into gun stuff as an adult) fantasizing that I lived in a State that had concealed weapon permits!  How cool would THAT have been?  Being able to be armed – discreetly!

One of the reasons I wanted to become a cop was that very reason.  It seemed sad that few States had permittage, and most of them were may issue.  Usually meaning unless you were one of the special few (or perhaps funds changed hands) you either did nor carry concealed, or did not carry concealed legally!

Now, here we are in the new century, and the tide has turned.  A significant number of States how have concealed weapon laws and some even passed Constitutional Carry – no permit needed!

Specifically, with the addition of Missouri, 11 States (22% of the 50!) no permit required!

41 States, and Guam(!)  now have some provision for shall issue permits! (Wikipedia)

Of course, we still have States like California (and New York), with their difficult to get may issue permits, and checkerboard of convoluted and restrictive gun laws.

And with the ever-present nonsense by the Statists equating gun ownership with terrorism.  (Hillary?)

BUT, things have definitely improved since the 1940’s, and in spite of warnings to the contrary regarding every CCW (carry concealed weapon) and Constitutional Carry law being passed, there has been no blood in the streets!
(It seems every time such legislation is suggested, the ANTI-RIGHTS folks trot out the same, tired meme.)

It’s been said that the American Revolution was started and maintained by just 3% of the population.  In spite of the ubiquitous onslaught of the anti rights control folks, we seem to be winning!

Hooray for the responsible, law-abiding citizens, going about their private business invoking their right to possible self-defense!

Now, if we could just reverse the rampant surveillance and searching without warrant!  I know, one Amendment at a time…

Sigh.

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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8 thoughts on “The 22%

  1. As a happy resident of Alaska, one of the original two states with Constitutional carry, I can tell you that there is such a sense of freedom knowing that I don’t have to be concerned with the whole “open? concealed?” thing. Both are legal here.

    And there’s something else: when we moved here in 2003, there were several locations in Anchorage with “no weapons allowed” or “no firearms allowed” signs on their entry-ways. But now, I can’t remember the last time I saw one. I think the building owners collectively figured out that they were turning folks away for no particular reason, and THAT doesn’t make any sense to a business-person.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 3, 2016, 10:32 am
  2. Yep, but we’re going to be hard pressed to keep the 2nd, if Hildabeast gets in…

    Posted by Old NFO | October 3, 2016, 3:02 pm
  3. We’re really looking forward to leaving Kommifornia, where only the criminals carry!

    God willin’ and the crick don’t rise, we’ll be in Colorado this time next year.

    Posted by drjim | October 3, 2016, 4:27 pm
    • Sad you must leave such a beautiful State! But Colorado is pretty…

      Posted by guffaw1952 | October 4, 2016, 8:21 am
      • Yes, California is a beautiful state as long as all you’re looking at is the scenery and weather. The infrastructure is crumbling, the taxes are insane, new businesses are treated with great suspicion and even greater hostility, real estate prices are unaffordable, and the cost of living is just too high.

        I won’t even mention the Draconian gun laws. Oooopps….I just did!

        This is not the California I moved to in 1982, but then the whole country has changed so much that sometimes I wonder if I’ve died and gone to Hell.

        I’ll miss the weather, I’ll miss my friends, and I’ll really miss being a volunteer on the Battleship Iowa.

        I won’t miss the clogged and congested freeways and streets, the looney politicos and screaming liberals, and getting government forms printed in six languages……

        Posted by drjim | October 4, 2016, 12:21 pm
      • Understood.
        I’ve visited numerous times, and even considered moving there (in the late 70’s)
        But it was not to be.

        Posted by guffaw1952 | October 4, 2016, 12:29 pm

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