GUN Concealed Weapons Applications Rise Sharply

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Concealed Weapons Applications Rise Sharply

    April 11, 2008 - 2:30pm

    RICHMOND, Va. - Applications for concealed weapons permits increased by more than 60 percent last year in Virginia.

    Virginia Supreme Court statistics show that nearly 44,000 people applied for permits in 2007 -- an increase of more than 25,000 from the year before.

    Salesman Jack Kenny of Bob Moates Sport Shop in suburban Richmond says most handgun buyers say they fear for their safety. He says some customers are worried about home invasions, and others say they want to carry a gun in their car.

    One Virginia politician, who is considering running for governor, says he supports the rights of gun owners in the Commonwealth -- to a point.
    "I support the second amendment," said Va. Delegate Brian Moran on WTOP's Politics Program. "What I don't support is allowing access to people who should not have guns, like mentally ill people."

    Moran says he draws the line at allowing people to bring guns into bars.
    "I just don't believe alcohol and firearms are a good mix. I think it's a safety issue."

    (Copyright 2008 by WTOP and The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

    Hurrah for a safe Virginia. Of course probably 98% of the increase is in counties south and west of Loudon/Prince William :o
     
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    Mr. Moran sounds like a moron.








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    on a serious notes, i bet a lot of them are people fleeing from Maryland, land of taxes. I know the first thing i'm doing when i move to PA is look into a CCW. :cool:
     
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    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    i cant believe 40 states get to enjoy their rights...and im in one of the few remaining commie states :mad:
     
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    you need to get your CHP
     
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    More what carry than don't? You don't mean people I hope.
     
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    FL is backlog because so many people have applied for a CWL.
     
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    What about a designated driver (someone that has agreed NOT to drink) that wants to accompany his friends to a bar??? I have many times gone with friends to play pool and not had anything to drink. I still want to carry.
     
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    Perhaps it seems that way because you're a gun person, the number of people in any state have carry permits is a low single digit percent.
     
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    VA is shall issue.
     

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