In Washington: There's more heat on the street

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dave Workman, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Dave Workman

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  2. kott0n

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    Me and my Mom applied on 9/11 this year.
     
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    I got mine around '85 or '86 after an ex-girlfriend's psychiatrist called me to tell me she had admitted to him that she was out to kill me.
    My father (a tax collector for the State of WA) had his years before that.
     
  4. kott0n

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    It was just a coincidence but still cool. My dad got his in the 90's I believe.

    Mom plans to pack a S&W Airweight. I'll be using the Beretta 92FS.
     
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    Oregon, but I got mine after helping my neighbor pull his three small children from under his van and trying to calm them at our local Safeway after two cars full of gangsters roared through the parking lot in a gun battle. He got one also. We have been neighbors for nearly 30yrs and have each others back! Got it in the first year as a will issue state but for the life of me I can't remember when that was. Sorry, Dave we kind of hijacked Your thread there. It's good news too!
     
  6. Dave Workman

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    No hijack at all.

    I launch these things with the links (hopefully, you took the time to read the original column, which should guide the conversation) to give you guys some subject to kick around, ponder, and have a healthy discussion.

    Some folks think us Examiners make a fortune. That outfit pays so pitifully that it's an act of charity for me, Codrea, Hofmann and others to actually keep writing for them.
     
  7. MikeSettles

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    There.
    Liked for yah, Dave!
     
  8. ATCclears

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    Assuming a population of 6.83M people per Washington QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau , that means that 5.5% of the population have an active Concealed Pistol License (CPL) now in WA State. That is more than one in every 20 people in the State.

    Peter
     
  9. MikeSettles

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    So, at what point do we all get together and force the legislature to pass Constitutional Carry?
     
  10. One-Eyed Ross

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    well, we'd have to kick King County out of the state first....
     
  11. Ironbar

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    I think Oregon became a "shall issue" state in 1986.
     
  12. MikeSettles

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    EXCEPT for out-of-staters (which means OR border states only), for whom it's still MAY issue!
     
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    Appreciate that. It's beginning to work, apparently, but keep it up. It's like trying to reason with machines.
     
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    Assuming a population of 6.83M people per Washington QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau , that means that 5.5% of the population have an active Concealed Pistol License (CPL) now in WA State. That is more than one in every 20 people in the State.

    considering that 23% of the population is under 18 and people who have felonies its more like one in 13 have concealed carry
     
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    Got my first CC in Washington back in '91-'92 during the Rodney King riots. Let is lapse as parenthood and a fairly bland 90's lead me to not be as proactive.

    Picked up my CC again a few months back after theaters started getting shot up and zombies started eating people on freeway overpasses...
     
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    Throw out the felons and under ago and it's getting close to 10% of the legal population that does have a CPL!
     
  17. Goat Herder

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    Wouldn't be surprised. I added myself to that total this year. :)
     
  18. Old Dog

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    Now if we can just get everyone who has a CPL to actually get out and vote in the elections.
     
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    Had mine since I legally could and never leave the house w/o a firearm, wife's getting hers soon too and will be the same always carrying!
     
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    I've had mine for about 2 1/2 years, one full year before I even had a firearm to carry concealed.
     

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