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    Record Numbers Packing Heat

    I love this. The contempt for CCW and gun owners is dripping from the article. But they just don't know what to do with those pesky facts.

    In the 1980s and ’90s, as the concealed-carry movement gained steam, Americans were killed by others with guns at the rate of about 5.66 per 100,000 population. In this decade, the rate has fallen to just over 4.07 per 100,000, a 28 percent drop. The decline follows a fivefold increase in the number of “shall-issue” and unrestricted concealed-carry states from 1986 to 2006.

    The highest gun homicide rate is in Washington, D.C., which has had the nation’s strictest gun-control laws for years and bans concealed carry: 20.50 deaths per 100,000 population, five times the general rate. The lowest rate, 1.12, is in Utah, which has such a liberal concealed weapons policy that most American adults can get a permit to carry a gun in Utah without even visiting the state.

    The decline in gun homicides also comes as U.S. firearm sales are skyrocketing, according to federal background checks that are required for most gun sales. After holding stable at 8.5 to 9 million checks from 1999 to 2005, the FBI reported a surge to 10 million in 2006, 11 million in 2007, nearly 13 million in 2008 and more than 14 million last year, a 55 percent increase in just four years.
    More: Record numbers now licensed to pack heat - Life- msnbc.com
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    An armed society is a polite society.

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    Meanwhile, the Obama administration may be gearing up to try to ban CHL's as a side-effect of some distrubing treaties they are entertaining with other countries like Mexico. Thank goodness treaties have to be ratified.

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    Ratified by the same rubber stamp Senate that has been ramming the "hope" and "change" BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtbear111 View Post
    Ratified by the same rubber stamp Senate that has been ramming the "hope" and "change" BS.
    It takes 66, which they do not have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    It takes 66, which they do not have.
    They're not worried they'll just change the rules.

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    Yeah, like issuing executive orders that amount to the same thing. Then it'd probably take the courts five years to strike them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    An armed society is a polite society.
    One of my favorite authors.

    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."

    They seriously screwed up Starship Troopers and missed his underlying point, although it was fun to see Dina Meyer naked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    They seriously screwed up Starship Troopers and missed his underlying point, although it was fun to see Dina Meyer naked.
    They seriously screwed up the movie. The book was so amazing. I'd like to see them make the movie today with Avatar technology and actually follow the book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    They seriously screwed up the movie. The book was so amazing. I'd like to see them make the movie today with Avatar technology and actually follow the book.
    Heinlein's ideas would be a tougher sell in today's Hollywood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Heinlein's ideas would be a tougher sell in today's Hollywood.
    That is for sure. Damn shame though. I'd love to see those Troopers deploying from the ships in their suits blowing shit up everywhere. The movie they made was so lame.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

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    Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman

 

 

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