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Hoyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 01:00 PM
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11. I've heard it before.

I've known plenty of concealed weapon permit holders and everyone of them is dang near in love with that cold steel and I get tired of hearing them talk about their latest acquisition. I live in a red state, and don't really want so-called "law abiding tea-baggers" carrying concealed weapons.

I can see circumstances where a few folks "need" to carry a weapon. But, it's not 24 hours a day, or even a majority of the day. Permits should be issued only to those who clearly need it and who have passed all the current tests and training requirements, and an extended mental health exam.

I think we'd be better off without the presence of so many people with concealed permits. When I hear/read these discussions I think of the SOB that walked into a restaurant in Alabama with dual shoulder holsters in plain sight. I don't think we need to return to the wild west days.

I also think about 10 concealed permit holders drawing down on some perceived threat in a public place -- school, church, bar, public street, etc. -- and wounding/killing a lot of innocent folks in the crossfire.

Very few people need a weapon in a restaurant, church, bar, school, etc., except law enforcement.

Protecting one's home is a different story (as long as precautions are followed).
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