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    Just curious. How many of ya'll have concealed carry permits?

    What do ya'll think of it?

    Do you live in areas that can get them?

    My dad is getting his. One of my brothers and I both have ours.
    We have about nine that I know of in our church that can legally carry.

  • #2
    Once I finish my application and after the 6-8 month wait, I'll have a concealed permit. I live in NY.

    Do I need it, no but I had to turn over my pistol when I moved back to NY and until this paperwork is done I can't possess the pistol so I have to do all this to legally exercise my right to bear arms.
    Slug1--out

    ~"In the turmoil of any chaos, all it takes is that whisper that is heard like thunder over all the noise and the chaos seems to go away, focus returns and we are comforted in knowing that God has listened to our cry for help."~

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    • #3
      I live in Chicago, so no guns for me.

      Just this past weekend gang violence went crazy. We had something like 4 deaths and 28 injuries (all gun related) in a two day period. The first sunny weekend of the year is notorious for this. Now the people are marching with these big placcards "Stop the violence". They're demanding the government do something about it.

      The sad thing is, people view this as a single source problem that the government should make "go away". Nobody will look at the broad spectrum of variables including schooling, opportunities, segregation, poverty, and a failing justice system. Nobody will look at solutions that everyone works towards. They want somebody to do it for them. That somebody (Mayor Daley) is going to do what LOOKS to be the most decisive action: get tougher on gun laws.

      ... which already take guns out of the hands of law abiding and upright citizens. And the wheel goes round...

      I didn't think it would happen, but my stance on gun control has completely switched from "what do we need 'em for anyway" to ...


      FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!

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      • #4
        Getting my concealed carry is something I want to do this year. North Carolina happens to be one of the most gun-friendly and self-defense friendly states in the union. I'm not flashy, a simple Beretta 92-series is in my future. I also want to teach my fiance how to shoot, something I've been promising for over a year.
        The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
        In the ranks of death ye will find him;
        His father's sword he hath girded on,
        And his wild harp slung behind him;
        "Land of Song!" said the warrior bard,
        "Tho' all the world betray thee,
        One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
        One faithful harp shall praise thee!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Clavicula_Nox View Post
          Getting my concealed carry is something I want to do this year. North Carolina happens to be one of the most gun-friendly and self-defense friendly states in the union. I'm not flashy, a simple Beretta 92-series is in my future. I also want to teach my fiance how to shoot, something I've been promising for over a year.
          My wife and I are planning a little vacation so she can unwind some. I thought I'd take her to Vegas where we can go to the gun range. A few seconds behind an M60 should do the trick, don't you think?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Buck shot View Post
            What do ya'll think of it?
            completely in favor of concealed carry.......I currently have a nice Ruger P-89

            as long as there are dangerous people walking the earth I am all for the right to defend your own life and that of your family

            JESUS SON OF GOD IS MY LORD

            All Things Are Possible

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            • #7
              Originally posted by HisLeast View Post
              My wife and I are planning a little vacation so she can unwind some. I thought I'd take her to Vegas where we can go to the gun range. A few seconds behind an M60 should do the trick, don't you think?
              No, not until the barrel is smokin'... then that should do the trick
              Slug1--out

              ~"In the turmoil of any chaos, all it takes is that whisper that is heard like thunder over all the noise and the chaos seems to go away, focus returns and we are comforted in knowing that God has listened to our cry for help."~

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Slug1 View Post
                Once I finish my application and after the 6-8 month wait, I'll have a concealed permit. I live in NY.

                Do I need it, no but I had to turn over my pistol when I moved back to NY and until this paperwork is done I can't possess the pistol so I have to do all this to legally exercise my right to bear arms.
                It's amazing how differant the gun laws are between states. Here you can still buy them at garage sales with no paperwork.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HisLeast View Post
                  I live in Chicago, so no guns for me.

                  Just this past weekend gang violence went crazy. We had something like 4 deaths and 28 injuries (all gun related) in a two day period. The first sunny weekend of the year is notorious for this. Now the people are marching with these big placcards "Stop the violence". They're demanding the government do something about it.

                  The sad thing is, people view this as a single source problem that the government should make "go away". Nobody will look at the broad spectrum of variables including schooling, opportunities, segregation, poverty, and a failing justice system. Nobody will look at solutions that everyone works towards. They want somebody to do it for them. That somebody (Mayor Daley) is going to do what LOOKS to be the most decisive action: get tougher on gun laws.

                  ... which already take guns out of the hands of law abiding and upright citizens. And the wheel goes round...

                  I didn't think it would happen, but my stance on gun control has completely switched from "what do we need 'em for anyway" to ...


                  FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!
                  Now that's a big gun.

                  Can you own a gun in Chicago?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Buck shot View Post
                    It's amazing how differant the gun laws are between states. Here you can still buy them at garage sales with no paperwork.
                    My dad gave me his off-duty auto when he retired after 35 years as a NJ Policeman. He moved to SC and this was when he gave me the pistol. I owned it and declaired it while living on Ft. Benning, GA and then on Ft. Riley, KS. Never needed paperwork, just supply the serial number and nomenclature.

                    Then I move back to my home after I retire from the Army and it's been 2 years since I've seen the pistol. I have to get off my butt and get this paperwork turned in. Plus fork over the $180 or so bucks to get that all done.
                    Slug1--out

                    ~"In the turmoil of any chaos, all it takes is that whisper that is heard like thunder over all the noise and the chaos seems to go away, focus returns and we are comforted in knowing that God has listened to our cry for help."~

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Slug1 View Post
                      My dad gave me his off-duty auto when he retired after 35 years as a NJ Policeman. He moved to SC and this was when he gave me the pistol. I owned it and declaired it while living on Ft. Benning, GA and then on Ft. Riley, KS. Never needed paperwork, just supply the serial number and nomenclature.

                      Then I move back to my home after I retire from the Army and it's been 2 years since I've seen the pistol. I have to get off my butt and get this paperwork turned in. Plus fork over the $180 or so bucks to get that all done.
                      WOW, I don't know what to say.

                      I am just glad it has not came to that here, YET.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Buck shot View Post
                        Just curious. How many of ya'll have concealed carry permits?

                        What do ya'll think of it?

                        Do you live in areas that can get them?

                        My dad is getting his. One of my brothers and I both have ours.
                        We have about nine that I know of in our church that can legally carry.
                        Having served in the army and seen how concealed weapons work in foreign countries and how abused they are, I am not sure that I would be in favour of this given the nature of sinful man!
                        Amazzin

                        Obedience to God is more than a soldier obeying his commander. It is our grateful response to the Lover of our souls.

                        CHURCH: Where worship is enjoyed, not endured - Grace is preached, not legalism - And Christ is exalted, not religion!



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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Buck shot View Post
                          Now that's a big gun.
                          Can you own a gun in Chicago?
                          I need to do a bit more research, but practically speaking the answer is no. I think its legal to own a lucked up, unloaded weapon which can only be unlocked and loaded at a firing range. Or I could be mistaken and its an outright ban on ownership... I can't quite remember but practically it was "no" and many Chicagoans were watching the Washington DC proceedings with great interest.

                          I imagine if they did legalize fire-arms there would be a huge spike in shooting related death and injury while the gang-bangers arm up and kill each other off.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HisLeast View Post
                            I need to do a bit more research, but practically speaking the answer is no. I think its legal to own a lucked up, unloaded weapon which can only be unlocked and loaded at a firing range. Or I could be mistaken and its an outright ban on ownership... I can't quite remember but practically it was "no" and many Chicagoans were watching the Washington DC proceedings with great interest.

                            I imagine if they did legalize fire-arms there would be a huge spike in shooting related death and injury while the gang-bangers arm up and kill each other off.
                            I don't think laws affect gangs, I mean they still get their weapons illegally. But i never understood people who were complaining that if students could carry guns on campus those school shootings wouldn't be so bad because the infiltrator would be shot down by the students. I mean instead of a little drunken fight on campus every weekend there would be a nice shootout.

                            Oh and I don't think guns are legal in Chicago, in fact my bb gun is illegal!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JIML View Post
                              I don't think laws affect gangs, I mean they still get their weapons illegally. But i never understood people who were complaining that if students could carry guns on campus those school shootings wouldn't be so bad because the infiltrator would be shot down by the students. I mean instead of a little drunken fight on campus every weekend there would be a nice shootout.

                              Oh and I don't think guns are legal in Chicago, in fact my bb gun is illegal!
                              I agree, I thing gun bans are like locks. They only keep honest people out!

                              It has been proven that crime rates drop when honest citizens carry. I will look for some stats when I get the time.

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