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(First Coast News)   Florida becomes the first state to issue 1 million concealed gun licenses, since Texans say their permit to carry a hidden weapon is already granted by God   ( firstcoastnews.com) divider line
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2012-12-14 12:12:07 PM  
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Emrick: If FL issued one less maybe Treyvon Martin would be alive.

And maybe an innocent citizen would have been beaten to death.
2012-12-14 12:58:38 PM  
1 vote:

Billified: If written today, the Constitution would be a very, very different document. Our Constitution is a testament to the art of comprimise, if they tried to write it today it would take 5 years and 800 pages to get to something everyone would reluctantly sign off on

I don't know. I think if you took fifty random Congressmen, dressed them head-to-toe in heavy woolen garments, took away their phones, turned the heat up to 95, locked them in a room, and somehow simulated the smell of Benjamin Franklin's legendary herring farts, you might get consensus fairly quickly. I'm not saying you'd get a very good document out of it, but there wouldn't be a lot of unnecessary bickering over little details.

This is how I explain away the parts of the original Constitution I don't like. "Wait, did we ſay we were for ſlavery, or againſt ſlavery?" "Jeſus, I don't care, just write it down ſo I can get the fark out of this shiathole."
2012-12-14 12:29:59 PM  
1 vote:

bloatboy: Why can't Texas and Florida have the same gun restrictions as say, Vermont?

Wait, you don't even need a permit to carry concealed in Vermont? It's less restrictive than Texas?

But, the number of murders in Vermont went up from 2010 to 2011!
Granted, it went from 7 to 8, but still... throw me a bone here.
2012-12-14 12:25:50 PM  
1 vote:

Electrify: Is this where the gunnuts proclaim that cities with relaxed gun laws have lower rates of gun crime than those that don't?


Is this also where we point out that Toronto, a city with a similar as Chicago and far more restrictive laws, has had 1/10th the number of gun crimes than said city?

Weak argument, because...

/if the only way to keep your population feeling safe is for everyone to own a firearm, then you have much deeper problems than gun laws


Guns aren't the problem. They aren't even a problem. Americans are the problem. The society we've made is the problem. Ban guns outright, and there will still be more than enough shootings to go around. Can't pack that genie back into the bottle.
2012-12-14 12:14:42 PM  
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cgraves67: tricycleracer: My dad's not very inconspicuous about his concealed permit. He wears an NRA cap everywhere and uses his CCW card as his primary form of identification.

May as well wear a t-shirt that says "I'm carrying a firearm".

I've never understood the allure of concealed carry. Wouldn't open carry be better? Why is having a gun hidden in a waistband holster or under your coat better than having it on your belt like a cop?

Because some of the more delicate people get all "OMG HE'S GOT A GUNNNNNNN!!!!!! CALL THE POLICE!" if people open carry.
2012-12-14 10:17:21 AM  
1 vote:
Just sayin':
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