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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 04:15 PM
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38. like this, I guess.
how does anyone know there are a significant number of any felons with CCWs

The probe found the reports the state has released to the public every year for a decade fall far short of reality, especially on the number of convictions and license revocations. Among the reasons: Gun boards in more than half the 83 counties broke the law by failing to file their annual reports at least once. One county, Shiawassee, has never complied.

Confusion reigns. In some instances, licenses were reinstated after convictions when they were supposed to be revoked. Ottawa County revoked just one license in nine years because of a procedural misunderstanding.

Countless other cases are unaccounted for, either because county licensing boards are not notified of the outcome of criminal charges, or they neglect to take action. Revocations are not completed, so they never show up in public reports.

Take, for example, the case of 28-year-old Estanislao Mendez, who was armed when his companion fired shots at the feet of a victim they were robbing. His permit was suspended, pending the cases outcome. Mendez was convicted, sent to prison for nearly two years, and has been paroled since October. The Kent County gun board has yet to permanently revoke his license. It still lists his case as pending.

If Massachusetts doesn't want to be compelled to recognize permits from states that are that slipshod about who has them, I won't blame it.
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