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   Florida becomes the first state to issue 1 million concealed gun licenses, since Texans say their permit to carry a hidden weapon is already granted by God

14 Dec 2012 11:59 AM   |   1808 clicks   |   First Coast News
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dahmers love zombie    [TotalFark]  
Just sayin':
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14 Dec 2012 10:17 AM
Thisbymaster     
Or that pesty 2nd amendment.

14 Dec 2012 12:01 PM
twiztedjustin     
Let me guess, subby is a TFer, has at least 3 semesters of community college, and is from the Northeast?

14 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
Itstoearly     
You realize, subby, that the framers of the Constitution said that all of our rights were granted by God, and not from men, right?

14 Dec 2012 12:03 PM
tricycleracer     
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14 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
A Shambling Mound     
I'd like to know what percentage of gun violence is perpetrated by individuals that possess concealed carry permit but I don't have time to look around at the moment.

14 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
iheartscotch     

dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':


It's almost as though there is a correlation between the increase in conceal carry permits and the decrease in crime. Who'd a thunk it.

14 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
bloatboy     
Why can't Texas and Florida have the same gun restrictions as say, Vermont?

Wait, you don't even need a permit to carry concealed in Vermont? It's less restrictive than Texas?

14 Dec 2012 12:06 PM
tricycleracer     
My dad's not very inconspicuous about his concealed permit. He wears an NRA cap everywhere and uses his CCW card as his primary form of identification.

May as well wear a t-shirt that says "I'm carrying a firearm".

14 Dec 2012 12:06 PM
Emrick     
If FL issued one less maybe Treyvon Martin would be alive.

14 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
HBK     

Emrick: If FL issued one less maybe Treyvon Martin would be alive.


And maybe an innocent citizen would have been beaten to death.

14 Dec 2012 12:12 PM
cgraves67     

tricycleracer: My dad's not very inconspicuous about his concealed permit. He wears an NRA cap everywhere and uses his CCW card as his primary form of identification.

May as well wear a t-shirt that says "I'm carrying a firearm".


I've never understood the allure of concealed carry. Wouldn't open carry be better? Why is having a gun hidden in a waistband holster or under your coat better than having it on your belt like a cop?

14 Dec 2012 12:12 PM
Kuroshin     

iheartscotch: dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':

It's almost as though there is a correlation between the increase in conceal carry permits and the decrease in crime. Who'd a thunk it.


And what is the rule re: correlation v. causation?

14 Dec 2012 12:13 PM
WizardofToast     
As long as no dumbfarks abuse their firearms (tempting to expect because of Florida), I'm cool with this.

14 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
GanjSmokr     

cgraves67: tricycleracer: My dad's not very inconspicuous about his concealed permit. He wears an NRA cap everywhere and uses his CCW card as his primary form of identification.

May as well wear a t-shirt that says "I'm carrying a firearm".

I've never understood the allure of concealed carry. Wouldn't open carry be better? Why is having a gun hidden in a waistband holster or under your coat better than having it on your belt like a cop?


Because some of the more delicate people get all "OMG HE'S GOT A GUNNNNNNN!!!!!! CALL THE POLICE!" if people open carry.

14 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
Big_Fat_Liar     

Emrick: If FL issued one less maybe Treyvon Martin would be alive.


You're right, that would suck.

14 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
chi_tino     

cgraves67: I've never understood the allure of concealed carry. Wouldn't open carry be better? Why is having a gun hidden in a waistband holster or under your coat better than having it on your belt like a cop?


It's too easy for someone to grab it from you.

/FL CCW permit holder

14 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
Kuroshin     

cgraves67: tricycleracer: My dad's not very inconspicuous about his concealed permit. He wears an NRA cap everywhere and uses his CCW card as his primary form of identification.

May as well wear a t-shirt that says "I'm carrying a firearm".

I've never understood the allure of concealed carry. Wouldn't open carry be better? Why is having a gun hidden in a waistband holster or under your coat better than having it on your belt like a cop?


Open carry is a better deterrent, but puts teh feer in some people, so it can't be allowed. They all scurred up in this piece.

/can't speak Farsi these days on an airplane, either

14 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
tricycleracer     

GanjSmokr: cgraves67: tricycleracer: My dad's not very inconspicuous about his concealed permit. He wears an NRA cap everywhere and uses his CCW card as his primary form of identification.

May as well wear a t-shirt that says "I'm carrying a firearm".

I've never understood the allure of concealed carry. Wouldn't open carry be better? Why is having a gun hidden in a waistband holster or under your coat better than having it on your belt like a cop?

Because some of the more delicate people get all "OMG HE'S GOT A GUNNNNNNN!!!!!! CALL THE POLICE!" if people open carry.


The downside to open carry is that you become the first target.

14 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
Kuroshin     

WizardofToast: As long as no dumbfarks abuse their firearms (tempting to expect because of Florida), I'm cool with this.


I'm more concerned about their "Stand Your Ground" law. It's already proven to be abused.

14 Dec 2012 12:18 PM
GanjSmokr     

tricycleracer: GanjSmokr: cgraves67: tricycleracer: My dad's not very inconspicuous about his concealed permit. He wears an NRA cap everywhere and uses his CCW card as his primary form of identification.

May as well wear a t-shirt that says "I'm carrying a firearm".

I've never understood the allure of concealed carry. Wouldn't open carry be better? Why is having a gun hidden in a waistband holster or under your coat better than having it on your belt like a cop?

Because some of the more delicate people get all "OMG HE'S GOT A GUNNNNNNN!!!!!! CALL THE POLICE!" if people open carry.

The downside to open carry is that you become the first target.


That too... as well as this too:

chi_tino: It's too easy for someone to grab it from you.


14 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
dahmers love zombie    [TotalFark]  

iheartscotch: dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':

It's almost as though there is a correlation between the increase in conceal carry permits and the decrease in crime. Who'd a thunk it.


Eh, it's way more complex than a simple correlation. Could be that if we HADN'T started issuing them willy-nilly, our crime rate would have decreased faster. Everyone's crime rate fell, including states that didn't start giving out permits to almost anyone who asked.

Kuroshin: iheartscotch: dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':

It's almost as though there is a correlation between the increase in conceal carry permits and the decrease in crime. Who'd a thunk it.

And what is the rule re: correlation v. causation?


People who ask that question rarely understand the answer?

14 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
Kuroshin     

tricycleracer: GanjSmokr: cgraves67: tricycleracer: My dad's not very inconspicuous about his concealed permit. He wears an NRA cap everywhere and uses his CCW card as his primary form of identification.

May as well wear a t-shirt that says "I'm carrying a firearm".

I've never understood the allure of concealed carry. Wouldn't open carry be better? Why is having a gun hidden in a waistband holster or under your coat better than having it on your belt like a cop?

Because some of the more delicate people get all "OMG HE'S GOT A GUNNNNNNN!!!!!! CALL THE POLICE!" if people open carry.

The downside to open carry is that you become the first target.


Only in very limited circumstances. Something like a planned raid? Yeah, you've got a target on your back. Random street violence? You just get avoided.

But it's definitely more of an issue when you're the only guy for blocks with a piece on your hip. If there are plenty of people carrying, you aren't as 'alone'.

/this isn't coming out right
//need moar coffee

14 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
Electrify     
Is this where the gunnuts proclaim that cities with relaxed gun laws have lower rates of gun crime than those that don't?

Is this also where we point out that Toronto, a city with a similar as Chicago and far more restrictive laws, has had 1/10th the number of gun crimes than said city?

/if the only way to keep your population feeling safe is for everyone to own a firearm, then you have much deeper problems than gun laws

14 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
Kuroshin     

dahmers love zombie: iheartscotch: dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':

It's almost as though there is a correlation between the increase in conceal carry permits and the decrease in crime. Who'd a thunk it.

Eh, it's way more complex than a simple correlation. Could be that if we HADN'T started issuing them willy-nilly, our crime rate would have decreased faster. Everyone's crime rate fell, including states that didn't start giving out permits to almost anyone who asked.

Kuroshin: iheartscotch: dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':

It's almost as though there is a correlation between the increase in conceal carry permits and the decrease in crime. Who'd a thunk it.

And what is the rule re: correlation v. causation?

People who ask that question rarely understand the answer?


You just answered it in your response to iheartscotch, yet you somehow think it's beyond understanding to someone who is trying to make the same point as you just did.

Need more coffee? I think you need more coffee.

14 Dec 2012 12:22 PM
Dimensio     

A Shambling Mound: I'd like to know what percentage of gun violence is perpetrated by individuals that possess concealed carry permit but I don't have time to look around at the moment.


Florida, at least previously, recorded when concealed weapons permits were revoked due to a crime committed with use of a firearm. As of December 2010 (I am unable to locate updated data), a total of 168 permits had been revoked for that cause, out of 1,885,875 issued since the system was established and out of 773,016 valid at the time of the report.

14 Dec 2012 12:22 PM
topcon     

Kuroshin: WizardofToast: As long as no dumbfarks abuse their firearms (tempting to expect because of Florida), I'm cool with this.

I'm more concerned about their "Stand Your Ground" law. It's already proven to be abused.


Yeah, it has. By the media.

14 Dec 2012 12:23 PM
iheartscotch     

Kuroshin: iheartscotch: dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':

It's almost as though there is a correlation between the increase in conceal carry permits and the decrease in crime. Who'd a thunk it.

And what is the rule re: correlation v. causation?


Granted; but, you also cannot say that it is not causal in nature.

/ I know people on both sides; the people against don't seem to completely understand how guns/bullets function. I'll give an example; a young lady I know is very much against people owning assault rifles. I pointed out to her that assault rifles have a perfectly valid use in hunting(as you can buy small magazines). She felt that the bullet would damage the meat. I explained that most assault rifles usually use cartrages that have less power when compared with bolt action hunting rifles.

14 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
Dimensio     

Electrify: Is this also where we point out that Toronto, a city with a similar as Chicago and far more restrictive laws, has had 1/10th the number of gun crimes than said city?


Are you unaware of the extent to which civilian firearm ownership is restricted in Chicago?

14 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
topcon     

Electrify: Is this where the gunnuts proclaim that cities with relaxed gun laws have lower rates of gun crime than those that don't?

Is this also where we point out that Toronto, a city with a similar as Chicago and far more restrictive laws, has had 1/10th the number of gun crimes than said city?

/if the only way to keep your population feeling safe is for everyone to own a firearm, then you have much deeper problems than gun laws


I'm willing to bet if you isolated a certain segment of Chicago's crime, the rest of the city would be comparable to Toronto.

14 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
Kuroshin     

Electrify: Is this where the gunnuts proclaim that cities with relaxed gun laws have lower rates of gun crime than those that don't?


Nope.

Is this also where we point out that Toronto, a city with a similar as Chicago and far more restrictive laws, has had 1/10th the number of gun crimes than said city?

Weak argument, because...

/if the only way to keep your population feeling safe is for everyone to own a firearm, then you have much deeper problems than gun laws

...that.

Guns aren't the problem. They aren't even a problem. Americans are the problem. The society we've made is the problem. Ban guns outright, and there will still be more than enough shootings to go around. Can't pack that genie back into the bottle.

14 Dec 2012 12:25 PM
clyph     

dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':


To be valid, you need to compare the crime rate to the national average, as well as to a non-issue or shall-issue state.

Basically, once you eliminate the variables, shall-issue has no effect - positive or negative - on the crime rate. It's almost as if criminals ignore the law.

cgraves67: I've never understood the allure of concealed carry. Wouldn't open carry be better? Why is having a gun hidden in a waistband holster or under your coat better than having it on your belt like a cop?


1) Open carry has a social stigma in most settings. People just treat you differently.

2) Open carry makes you a target for preachy liberals and especially stupid criminals

3) Concealed carry protects everyone because it creates doubt as to who is packing and who isn't. (or so the theory goes)

4) Tactical surprise

5) It's nobody's business if you're packing or not.

14 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
clyph     

Kuroshin: I'm more concerned about their "Stand Your Ground" law. It's already proven to be abused.


Name one law that HASN'T been abused.

14 Dec 2012 12:27 PM
Itstoearly     

Electrify: Is this where the gunnuts proclaim that cities with relaxed gun laws have lower rates of gun crime than those that don't?

Is this also where we point out that Toronto, a city with a similar as Chicago and far more restrictive laws, has had 1/10th the number of gun crimes than said city?

/if the only way to keep your population feeling safe is for everyone to own a firearm, then you have much deeper problems than gun laws


Chicago will not issue any firearm permits, so Toronto at best is just as strict with gun laws as Chicago. Chicago's problems run so much deeper than guns laws.... mainly, complete political corruption. Oh sorry, did I derail your rhetoric? My bad.

14 Dec 2012 12:28 PM
david_gaithersburg     
Hero tag must be on vacation in Texas.

14 Dec 2012 12:28 PM
Kuroshin     

iheartscotch: Kuroshin: iheartscotch: dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':

It's almost as though there is a correlation between the increase in conceal carry permits and the decrease in crime. Who'd a thunk it.

And what is the rule re: correlation v. causation?

Granted; but, you also cannot say that it is not causal in nature.

/ I know people on both sides; the people against don't seem to completely understand how guns/bullets function. I'll give an example; a young lady I know is very much against people owning assault rifles. I pointed out to her that assault rifles have a perfectly valid use in hunting(as you can buy small magazines). She felt that the bullet would damage the meat. I explained that most assault rifles usually use cartrages that have less power when compared with bolt action hunting rifles.


Actually, I *can* say it isn't causal in nature. The two don't have anything to do with one-another. Violent crime rates declined across the entire country. Gun laws didn't change. People did.

I'm lazy, and Wiki has plenty of graphs, so... Link

14 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
semiotix     

dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':
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So... violent crime goes down under Democratic presidents and holds steady under Republicans. But what does that have to do with Florida's gun laws? Just askin'. [trollface.jpg]

Anyway, I hope that when the millionth gun permit was signed, a banner unfurled and bullets dropped from the ceiling like confetti, and some local TV personality presented the surprised permit-applicant with a novelty oversized gun.

14 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
Itstoearly     

bloatboy: Why can't Texas and Florida have the same gun restrictions as say, Vermont?

Wait, you don't even need a permit to carry concealed in Vermont? It's less restrictive than Texas?


But, the number of murders in Vermont went up from 2010 to 2011!
Granted, it went from 7 to 8, but still... throw me a bone here.

14 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
Kuroshin     

clyph: Kuroshin: I'm more concerned about their "Stand Your Ground" law. It's already proven to be abused.

Name one law that HASN'T been abused.


There aren't too many laws out there which absolve murder.

14 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
Pick     
A Shambling Mound, very few. With what you have to go through to get one, most do not want to put their permits in jeopardy. Yeah, I know, George Zimmerman, blah, blah, blah. I think after what he is going through, most folks are going to think twice about using their firearms unless ABSOLUTELY necessary. As a CCW holder, I know I will.

14 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
AssAsInAssassin     
I have a God-given right to carry a phaser. I just have to wait till they exist.

14 Dec 2012 12:31 PM
Kuroshin     
*waits patiently for the first person to claim that I'm anti-gun*

14 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
Jacobin     
If u carry a pistol in an exposed cowboy holster do you need a cocealed carry permit?

14 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
Kuroshin     

Itstoearly: bloatboy: Why can't Texas and Florida have the same gun restrictions as say, Vermont?

Wait, you don't even need a permit to carry concealed in Vermont? It's less restrictive than Texas?

But, the number of murders in Vermont went up from 2010 to 2011!
Granted, it went from 7 to 8, but still... throw me a bone here.


Everybody's too busy hanging out at the Dunkin' Donuts cathedral.

Seriously, there's a cathedral to DD in Vermont. Wish I had taken a picture. It's somewhere around Burlington or Northfield, or somewhere in-between. That hellish week is a bit of a blur...

14 Dec 2012 12:34 PM
clyph     

chi_tino: It's too easy for someone to grab it from you.


Only if you have lousy situational awareness and a piece of shiat holster.

If you're carrying (openly or concealed), you should be in Condition Yellow at all times.

14 Dec 2012 12:34 PM
Kuroshin     

Jacobin: If u carry a pistol in an exposed cowboy holster do you need a cocealed carry permit?


It's not concealed, so no. That's referred to as 'open carry' and is only regulated by local laws. Some towns allow it, while others don't.

14 Dec 2012 12:35 PM
lenfromak    [TotalFark]  

Thisbymaster: Or that pesty 2nd amendment.


Not quite. It recognizes one of our inherent rights, but doesn't grant anything. There is a difference.

14 Dec 2012 12:35 PM
Dimensio     

Jacobin: If u carry a pistol in an exposed cowboy holster do you need a cocealed carry permit?


Florida prohibits the carrying of an openly displayed firearm.

14 Dec 2012 12:36 PM
sethen320    [TotalFark]  

iheartscotch: Kuroshin: iheartscotch: dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':

It's almost as though there is a correlation between the increase in conceal carry permits and the decrease in crime. Who'd a thunk it.

And what is the rule re: correlation v. causation?

Granted; but, you also cannot say that it is not causal in nature.

/ I know people on both sides; the people against don't seem to completely understand how guns/bullets function. I'll give an example; a young lady I know is very much against people owning assault rifles. I pointed out to her that assault rifles have a perfectly valid use in hunting(as you can buy small magazines). She felt that the bullet would damage the meat. I explained that most assault rifles usually use cartrages that have less power when compared with bolt action hunting rifles.


"Assault rifles"....

Stop using those words. You're not helping. A better idea would be to explain that the term is ambiguous and political bullshiat.

14 Dec 2012 12:37 PM
iheartscotch     

Kuroshin: iheartscotch: Kuroshin: iheartscotch: dahmers love zombie: Just sayin':

It's almost as though there is a correlation between the increase in conceal carry permits and the decrease in crime. Who'd a thunk it.

And what is the rule re: correlation v. causation?

Granted; but, you also cannot say that it is not causal in nature.

/ I know people on both sides; the people against don't seem to completely understand how guns/bullets function. I'll give an example; a young lady I know is very much against people owning assault rifles. I pointed out to her that assault rifles have a perfectly valid use in hunting(as you can buy small magazines). She felt that the bullet would damage the meat. I explained that most assault rifles usually use cartrages that have less power when compared with bolt action hunting rifles.

Actually, I *can* say it isn't causal in nature. The two don't have anything to do with one-another. Violent crime rates declined across the entire country. Gun laws didn't change. People did.

I'm lazy, and Wiki has plenty of graphs, so... Link


I see there's a graph part way down of the 3 worst cities in the united states for murders, Detroit, DC and Baltimore. I know DC and Detroit have strict gun control laws and, last I knew, were both fighting against conceal carry. I don't know about Baltimore; but, if I remember correctly, Maryland is not a shall issue state.

What a coincidence!

/ I agree that it cannot be proven causal, but, my point was that it also cannot be proven that it is not causal

14 Dec 2012 12:39 PM
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