Friday, October 09, 2009

Graph of the Day

"Allowing more people to carry concealed handguns in densely populated cities, on crowded subways, on buses and in sports stadiums, is a recipe for disaster." - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Number of states allowing "shall issue" or unrestricted concealed carry in 1988: 10. In 2006: 39.


AZ: Robbery victim shoots assailant at carwash: "An 18-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday when he tried to rob another man at a midtown carwash and was shot by the victim, Tucson police said. The incident occurred at a self-service carwash on East 22nd Street near South Beverly Avenue just before 4:30 p.m., said Sgt. Diana Lopez, a police spokeswoman. A 50-year-old man was washing his car when he was approached by the 18-year-old man, Lopez said. The younger man pulled out a gun and attempted to rob the older man, she said. The older man pulled out his own gun and shot the 18-year-old. The younger man ran away and got into a vehicle that was being driven by another person. A short time later, the 18-year-old man showed up at a hospital with life-threatening injuries, she said. The 50-year-old man was not injured. He was being questioned by police. The driver of the car who took the wounded man to the hospital also was in police custody."

Does Hain shooting show citizens can’t be trusted with guns?: “Meleanie Hain and her husband Scott have been found dead from an apparent murder/suicide following ‘a two-hour standoff with police outside their home.’ Their headline calls her a ‘pistol-packin’ soccer mom,’ and the story tells us ’she gained national notoriety last year after she brought her loaded handgun to her 5-year-old daughter’s soccer game.’ Notoriety. People who believe they have a right to the means of self defense are portrayed by the media as notorious. And kooky. And comments under this story — and in other accounts, reflect and amplify this, telling us about ‘those who live by the sword,’ some viciously disparaging Hain as a person, and generally exploiting this terrible incident to attack the notion that citizens have adequate competence or temperament to be trusted with guns.”

ID: Open carry advocates finally get served: "First, they were turned away from Fuddruckers, then Idaho Pizza Company, farther out. But here at Shari’s, just west of the Idaho State Police building in Meridian, John Carter and Mike Ludlow are finally able to sit down to dinner, black Glocks still strapped to their hips. The evening, up to this point, had certainly taken on a no-room-at-the-inn feel. Their objectives were simple: to sit down in a restaurant with their handguns clearly hanging in hip holsters, and to enjoy dinner with other like-minded and explicitly armed individuals.”

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

I'm in Ohio and we have Concealed Carry permits and open carry without a permit, but try and do it and people freak out and call the police.
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