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  •  Ditto here (9+ / 0-)

    Also have a CHL.  I carry a S&W 5 shot revolver when I travel alone to and from the farm in Ky. to Tx.  

    Don’t argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.—Greg King

    by Pinto Pony on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 01:12:31 PM PST

    •  I live in Iowa, to buy a handgun you either have (6+ / 0-)

      to have a pistol permit or a concealed carry permit. The latter requires a background check, 3 hour class, application and a fee. I have the latter because in Iowa it's not too much more hassle to get CCW than a pistol permit and CCW allows me to carry my pistol (or other weapons) in my trunk with the ammo when I go to the range and I don't have to have it locked up. Though I could lawfully have up front with me etc., I don't concealed carry because the pistol isn't to make me feel safer. I own the pistol because it's fun and challenging to shoot- and yes could technically be used for defense, but that's not my primary reason for having it. Actually I keep it locked up at home in a biometric safe. This diary could have been me! I like those Israeli laws. Personally I think all firearms should be licensed and registered, gun buyers & owner should have mandatory safety training and background checks. ANY firearms violation (unlawful threatening with a firearm etc.) should result in you losing your right to own firearms given proper due process. I would add that there should be statutes requiring safe storage of firearms too.
      As for people who think their weapons could fight an oppressive government, weapons did not figure much in the overthrows of any of the former Soviet bloc countries, did they? And those civil disobedience/people power revolutions are both the most blood less and successful.

      "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

      by pengiep on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:56:17 PM PST

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