July 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm in INFORUM
The number of concealed weapon permits issued in North Dakota and Minnesota increased sharply last year, but that trend is showing signs of slowing down.
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Issuance of new permits will probably rise in jurisdictions where the Supreme court decisions will change local law while those other jurisdictions where the law doesn’t need to change will see a drop in permits. Looks to me like the scared and fearful have already obtained their permits.
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fisherperson: The fine for not having a registered loaded gun (without a concealed weapons permit) is 5 years in prison. What part of you don’t know what you are talking about don’t you understand? I have no fear on getting an renewal application, in fact I know things are going to stay the same and the criminal element will suffer only.
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If those worried about losing their guns due to the gov’t taking them away were smart, they wouldn’t buy a gun that requires registration or get a carry/conceal permit, because then the gov’t knows they have a gun when they come looking for them…
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Fargo runner: That was a silly statement (Not registering your gun). You don’t have to register your gun. If you want to walk around or go to resturants or whatever and you want to carry a weapon concealed, then you get a permit through the state. If you carry a loaded weapon of any kind and get caught you get a one way trip to jail for 5 years. This includes arming your weapon in any part of your car, including your trunk, it has to be in your trunk and not loaded, or you join the rest of the prison population. If you own a gun you need to know all the rules and how to use it also and clean it, otherwise do not keep a gun around you and family, it becomes a hazard.
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If you notice I said don’t buy a gun that requires registration. Yes the point of a concealed weapon permit is so you can hide a loaded gun on your persons. The last time I checked you can have a hunting rifle or shotgun in your vehicle as long as there is not a shell in the chamber. I understand that desire people have to carry a hand gun for ‘personal protection’ and it may be needed in some parts of the country. However, when was the last time someone in ND or MN said, “boy, I am sure glad I had my gun on me while I was eating lunch at Denny’s!”
My original comment was in response to the article implying that those getting concealed weapon permits were worried about the gov’t taking their right to bear arms away from them… which is a stupid reason to get a permit if they are truly worried about losing their guns. So I am saying that the reason for the increase in permits has to be for a different reason.
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I think a clarification may be in order. When I said I was uncomfortable carrying a gun, I was referring to the physical aspect. I just haven’t found a way to carry one comfortably yet.
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Tim P: Found a very comfortable hand made holster online and at a local store, bought the Bianchi holster it has a quick release and is real comfortable. I still need something for strapping around my torso in case of jogging or long walks ect.. when wearing on a Gun Belt, these are real heavy duty and sturdy, bought at the same place Wholesale Sports center next to Sam’s club, you need to wear suspenders, heavy duty one at that and just a big oversized shirt.
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I can say without a doubt that if we are in a Resturant enviornment and things go real sour, worst case scenario. I will protect myself and get out of the situation, I have a family and kids that rely on me. When you get left behind with family and friends, I just want to say I won’t feel sorry for you or your friends for not taking the time to protect yourself, if you have decided the police is your best option then dial 911. I am no hero and do not want to die a zero trying to protect someone that has not taken the time to protect themselves.
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What type of restaurants do you go to that people come in with guns blazing? And even if that were the case, you must have a real superiority complex if you think you could fix a ‘sour situation’ in a restaurant by drawing another gun? Not to mention all the legal implications if you were to fire first. You would have to prove your innocence rather than the other way around like when you shoot someone on your own property.
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Have you ever been on the wrong end of a barrel with the other end controlled by someone with the intent to overpower you? It’s not a nice feeling to be helpless and subjected to their superiority complex.
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If I were ever in a situation of having to look down a barrel of a gun, it probably took me by surprise thus wouldn’t have had the chance to draw a concealed weapon. If I were to see it coming, there is more than one way to disarm someone.
In the restaurant situation, typically anyone who is looking down the end of a barrel most likely did something to provoke it. The only time I could see myself in a restaurant situation where I would feel as if my life were in jeopardy, would be if terrorists were to come in with the intent of killing everyone. In that case, I doubt having a hand gun would do any good.
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Believe me, it took me by surprise. It leaves a lasting impression and one that I don’t care to repeat. When someone is staring you down with a loaded 12 gauge just out of your reach, all you can think of is trying to diffuse the situation and get out ALIVE.
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mcalleyboy, are you a zero?
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My mother-in-law was an adamant gun hater…at least until she was the terrified victim of someone trying to break into her ground floor apt. She called the cops and yelled at the would be intruder that she called the cops and he kept prying at the windows and doors anyway. She went to her bedroom. locked the door and hid in the closet, sobbing and waited the agonizing 15 minutes it took for officers to show up. All the while the man was beating on her door and windows.
She lamented later that it was a close call and that she got scared but also admitted that at that moment, she wished she had a handgun, “just in case.” When her son asked her if she could have pulled the trigger to save herself, she didn’t know. He asked if she had been watching her grandchildren, would she then pull the trigger to protect them, “Absolutely.”
Since my cousin, Jodi, disappeared over a decade ago, it’s been important to me that I protect both my person and the lives of my family. Unlike some, I don’t want to be anyone’s victim, and my home is indeed my castle, and I deservew the right to protect my person from harm out in the public as well. If some thug decides to break into my home, he’s going be treated to the convincing view of the other end of a barrel and the audible click of rounds being chambered. He will have just ONE warning, to remove himself from my home back thru in which he came. He’ll have to drag my dog along because she’ll be attatched to his ankle and a far better alarm than an electronic one.
BTW, research state laws on castle doctrine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_doctrine
It’s helpful to understand how the state views YOUR RIGHT to protect yourself and your property from harm.
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You don’t have to have a concealed weapon permit to have a gun in your own home.
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Never have I said I was a gun hater. Quite the opposite really.
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For articles detailing people defending themselves and their property join the NRA and get the American Rifleman magazine. There is a feature in there called the Armed Citizen with newspaper clippings about people protecting themselves with firearms. I grew up with firearms and hunting and am quite confident of my abilities with them. It was interesting that Rieka said her mother in law didn’t know for sure if she could pull the trigger to protect herself. You want to have that settled in your mind beforehand so that you don’t hesitate if you need to take action. For home defense I prefer a shotgun rather than a handgun. For those unfamiliar I recommend taking a course in firearms safety. When my son took the required hunter safety course I went along with him and assisted the teachers on the firing line watching right alongside the young people while they fired their .22 rifles to make sure they followed safe procedures.
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Minnesota voted down the Castle Doctrine. That was really a shame. People should have the right to protect themselves at all times in all places. Gun laws are only for honest people. Criminals don’t care about laws.
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Our “fearless administration” isn’t going to protect us it’s plain to see, keep the powder dry baby, keep the powder dry.
Must not be paying much attention to what goes on with the NRA, huh?
Which President extended that conceal and carry law to include the national parks? Sure wasn’t Dubya.
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Maybe people got tired of becoming dinner for some bear or cougar while trying to enjoy our National Parks.
Rep vote 279 to 147. Senate vote 67 – 29 and it was an “other purpose”, riding in on the Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act of 2009.
I highly doubt that Obama would have vetoed, it contained the much touted creditcard reforms advertised by the media and himself. The most liberal dems got to vote their constituency, thus maintaining their core liberal support. Klobuchar voted yea…Franken wasn’t sworn in yet.
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