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Concealed carry permits surge

Ammo shortage a concern for law enforcement

January 18, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Growing concerns over gun control laws and the right to bear arms have Wood County residents flocking to sign up for concealed carry permits, officials sai....

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jeffward

Jan-20-13 10:42 AM

Look at all the war torn parts of the world. Governments are for the most part, attempting to control their populations. How do you accomplish that? First you must disarm the population. Then you can take free speech and free religion. Next, control food and money access by individuals. The taking will snowball from there until you are under complete government control. This complete control is the driving force behind the UN. If you research some of their proposals concerning the direction the population of the world would be controlled by the UN, it will scare the crap out of you! It does me. Especially with the direction this weapons rights conversation is going.

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jeffward

Jan-20-13 10:27 AM

to be used against them by the government. With all that said; concealed carry permits are good things. If you hip carry and the handle of the weapon is covered by your coat, it suddenly becomes concealed; according to the law, even if the rest of the holster w/weapon inside is visible. Now you’re breaking the law, as instituted. I believe this "Assault Weapon" ban crap is a sham, to keep a foot in our door, to ultimately attempt to take our rights from us. I think many are obtaining these permits to show they are law abiding and are concurrently protecting their legal rights according to the 2nd Amendment. AaronL: I enjoyed the Psalms reference!

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jeffward

Jan-20-13 10:26 AM

Any law precluding your rights that are protected by the 2nd Amendment is an infringement, period. To me, these laws mean nothing until the Constitution is amended further to address this issue. I say this based strictly on the writing and not allowing any of my personal prejudices, pro or con, to cloud the issue. I disagree with the Supreme Court in their last writing on this. The 2nd Amendment doesn’t provide any remedy for taking your rights from you. This has been done completely against the Constitution, as written. People say the 2nd Amendment is irrelevant and should be changed because of new technology in weapons. At the time it was written, people had weapons equal to what was available (Cont’d)

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north26103

Jan-19-13 9:52 PM

drinking should be allowed at 18! I think anyone who wants to get a permit to carry a gun should be allowed to do so. What is the difference in Ohio and WV Carry?

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AaronL

Jan-19-13 4:30 PM

Why the need to drag Chief Goodwins name into your disjointed ramblings? His race is ran and doesn't have a dog in this fight.

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Privatized

Jan-19-13 12:52 PM

Trolling your anti-Constitution propaganda while attending Mr.Goodwin's funeral, are you having a beer while you wait also?

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AaronL

Jan-18-13 9:57 PM

The media has fallen right in line to "scare the Sheeple",just look around at "headline" stories; "Joe,from Podunk North Dakota,shot his buddy in the foot with a 6 shot 22 caliber 'assault pistol' after his buddy described a nice,well paid eve,with Joe's mom". Push the agenda,no matter what. I have YET to see any weapon jump up,load itself and slay just for kicks and giggles. Wm. Cook,Chas. Starkweather were lunatics from the 1950's,with no great outcry which is now.The powers that be want the Sheeple disarmed because they've screwed every-one so hard,they;re scared of repercussions.It's not a party thing,accounts deleted,it's a mass fear from the elected "Haves";Running scared for a GOOD reason. The guilty will flee,when there is no-one in pursuit.

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AaronL

Jan-18-13 9:46 PM

Guy007;How's that program working in Chucktown for you?

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AaronL

Jan-18-13 9:39 PM

Hindliar 101,thought YOU had a CCW?Maybe YOU should be one of those 95% you're crowing about,because if there ever was a more unstable POS,it's YOU.NOW,come shoot me like you have threatened to do numerous times.

Aaron N. Lohoefener.

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pkrsbrgh

Jan-18-13 8:55 PM

okay point well taken. i just do not understand how you lost freedoms you strongly feel entitled to have. and i do support the 2nd amendment, just understand it is not black and white.

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slingblade

Jan-18-13 8:29 PM

"more laws=less freedom" was only part of what I said to make my point, you disected one part and generalized it. All I am saying is, the numbers just do not work on these particular regulations, there are other more clear numbers they should be considering. And bolo, you are right, ironic, isnt it.

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pkrsbrgh

Jan-18-13 8:17 PM

just living by the "more laws=less freedom" mentality does not help our nation. it is a very general headliner as well. laws should be treated on an individual level. yes, you are right that laws do restrict - but what about laws that provide us with clean air and water? sure, it gives relative companies less freedom, but overall society gains.

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slingblade

Jan-18-13 8:01 PM

The way I see it total freedom is anarchy and total laws/rules is slavery. We live in a society that has agreed upon laws and if you break them you are tried by peers and punished. More laws = less freedom. So, I ask, if a law will have no net effect (and possibly inverse effect) on crime, then why make that particular law?

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slingblade

Jan-18-13 7:57 PM

Yes, I think Obama is using this terrible event to push a political agenda instead of actually doing something that will make a difference. These laws would not have prevented the mass shootings and they will not change anything, so I am frustrated. And, if european healthcare is so great, why does everybody in the world come to the US for any real treatment or procedures?

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Valhalla

Jan-18-13 6:48 PM

@hindsight101: alas carrying a concealed firearm without a permit and you threaten others with informing the police on them. wow you have got to be the biggest hypocrit on planet earth. have you ever heard the phrase people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? it sounds to me like you would be comfortable in a fascistic dictatorship circa 1939, provided your not the wrong color, religion, sexual preference etc.

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wvdave

Jan-18-13 6:40 PM

that should have been 18 to 21 and not 211 as we don't yet expect to get to that age.

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wvdave

Jan-18-13 6:39 PM

again hindsight mislabels things. if over 21; a person applying for a handgun concealed carry permit does NOT have to be in a job requiring concealed carry. that is for the 18 years of age up to 211

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Privatized

Jan-18-13 6:33 PM

Possessing a firearm in a commercial vehicle, hmm?

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hindsight1o1

Jan-18-13 5:50 PM

Just Asking.

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hindsight1o1

Jan-18-13 5:49 PM

When's the next cookout?

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pkrsbrgh

Jan-18-13 5:39 PM

further example in my explanation of comparing other nation's political parties with ours: even conservatives in the UK firmly believe in universal healthcare.

we are far behind in the times... sigh...

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pkrsbrgh

Jan-18-13 5:32 PM

and thank you for labeling me. myself, am a moderate democrat. for example, if we were to compare US political parties to other western, free democracies - our moderate democrats are in line with conservatives in a given westernized nation. and our farther left liberals are more in line with our moderate democrat and so on...

all of these are just labels and mean nothing when it comes to getting real stuff done. so you can spout off stuff and ignore it if you just say bah, that is just liberal propaganda or you can talk substance.

finally, as seen in the 2012 presidential election - the GOP was just the party of anti-Obama and didn't hash out the real stuff to win votes with moderate Americans. and when they did talk specifics, it was focused on stuff like what legitimate rape is - and we can all see how that mentality/gameplan worked out...

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denver

Jan-18-13 5:30 PM

Well said "pkrsbrgh"

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pkrsbrgh

Jan-18-13 5:19 PM

@slingblade - you say: "before you start attacking me with your far left propaganda...I am not a registered republican."

see this is a major problem of the current environment in our nation. all you are doing is flinging labels here name calling there and not discussing anything with substance. for example, all you are doing is categorizing Obama as a socialist, therefor i don't need to listen to him, or work with him, or strive to come together and get things done, or even realize that hey we may all disagree - but we need to find middle ground for the better of our society.

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Valhalla

Jan-18-13 4:55 PM

i dont feel there are any "silver bullets" {no pun intended} you cant legislate murderous intent from an individual bent on taking lives. all ideas should be considered and evaluated. when we get into political posturing none of us come out ahead, party affiliation is meaningless when innocent lives are being lost. the rights endowed to us do not come from the government and i feel they are unassailable. we as a compassionate society owe it to the most vulnerable among us to protect them from harm however in a free country such as ours sometimes we have to take the good with the bad unfortunately. our leaders need to try and find a balance between preserving our rights and providing our security

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