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Record number of county residents seek permits
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Record number of county residents seek permits to carry concealed weapons

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local...apons.html

Quote:Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has prompted an uptick in purchases of gun permits unlike any seen in years.

A record number of concealed-weapons permits were purchased in Lancaster County Monday — three days after 26 people, including 20 children, were shot to death inside the Connecticut school, the sheriff said.

Several neighboring counties reported similar increases, with many folks buying permits for the first time.

Read through the comments at the bottom.
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#2
Good mix of pro and anti going on. I love that the antis clearly have no idea what they are talking about and are constanlh getting schooled with facts. There is one comment that stood out to me as disturbing.

Quote: I have been around guns all my life. I learned to shoot at very young age and I have a very nice collection of different guns and rifles and can shoot with the best of them, but I will never understand why anyone feels the need to carry a concealed weapon. And please keep all the return comments to yourself that people need them for protection thats a bunch of BULL! Unless a person owns a busniness or something like that there is NO reason to carry a pistol concealed. If someone were to break into my home armed or not I'm know that I could take them out with what I have. We do NOT live in the wild wild west and the local Sheriff's office has always given out permits like candy no matter who was the sheriff in charge. What happen in Conn. was the result of someone who had a lot of mental health issues and that is where more work needs to take place, to keep guns out of the hands of someone who is wacko. All this agruing among all the posts here does nothing execpt for some of you peoples ego's. Please stop and take a good look at what happened last Friday and see how we can all help the familys and especially this time of yr. Please always remember the old saying, guns don't kill people, people kill people know matter what the gun is. Happy Holidays and be safe to all.

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#3
Surprised he didn't go down the old "You can't hunt with it" road like so many others have.
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Quote: I have been around guns all my life. I learned to shoot at very young age and I have a very nice collection of different guns and rifles and can shoot with the best of them, but I will never understand why anyone feels the need to carry a concealed weapon. And please keep all the return comments to yourself that people need them for protection thats a bunch of BULL! Unless a person owns a busniness or something like that there is NO reason to carry a pistol concealed. If someone were to break into my home armed or not I'm know that I could take them out with what I have. We do NOT live in the wild wild west and the local Sheriff's office has always given out permits like candy no matter who was the sheriff in charge. What happen in Conn. was the result of someone who had a lot of mental health issues and that is where more work needs to take place, to keep guns out of the hands of someone who is wacko. All this agruing among all the posts here does nothing execpt for some of you peoples ego's. Please stop and take a good look at what happened last Friday and see how we can all help the familys and especially this time of yr. Please always remember the old saying, guns don't kill people, people kill people know matter what the gun is. Happy Holidays and be safe to all.

I live in Philadelphia. I walk around with a target painted on my back 24/7. (And yes, I know this applies to non-Philadelphians as well, but that is my personal answer to the bold above). Also, hypothetically speaking, if a teacher, school security guard, or other staff member was in CT and was armed, then they might have been able to neutralize the threat and prevent more deaths, if not maybe even all of them. I also encourage the poster of the comment from above to walk through Southwest Philly 11pm at night on a Friday in the summer time Big Grin.
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I love this comment:

"

Doctors

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

(B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000.

© Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

Statistics courtesy of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Now think about this:

Guns

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.

(Yes, that’s 80 million.)

(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

© Accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.

Statistics courtesy of the FBI.

So statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, guns don’t kill people; doctors do!

Fact: Not everyone has a gun, but, almost everyone has at least 1
doctor. This means you are 900 times more likely to be killed by a
doctor than by a gun owner.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.

We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!

Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld statistics on
lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical
attention!"
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#6
While I think the shooting had some impact on the number of people getting LTCFs, I don't think that is the whole picture.

I have spoken to two people recently who are applying for their LTCF... not because of the shooting but because of the gun control laws coming down. They want to get their guns/LTCF/etc. in now before the don't have the option to do so next year. *I do realize LTCFs aren't on the "ban" list, but those I spoke with want one to go with their firearm/s.
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rmagill;57228 Wrote:While I think the shooting had some impact on the number of people getting LTCFs, I don't think that is the whole picture.

I have spoken to two people recently who are applying for their LTCF... not because of the shooting but because of the gun control laws coming down. They want to get their guns/LTCF/etc. in now before the don't have the option to do so next year. *I do realize LTCFs aren't on the "ban" list, but those I spoke with want one to go with their firearm/s.

In relation to this, it would probably be a good idea for local gun shops to print out a stack of LTCF applications for their counties and keep them in the store. Every person that comes in and buys a firearm, they should ask if they have their LTCF and if not, offer them an application and explain the process for getting it.

They should also explain the protections it provides in the transportation of firearms.
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streaker69;57470 Wrote:
rmagill;57228 Wrote:While I think the shooting had some impact on the number of people getting LTCFs, I don't think that is the whole picture.

I have spoken to two people recently who are applying for their LTCF... not because of the shooting but because of the gun control laws coming down. They want to get their guns/LTCF/etc. in now before the don't have the option to do so next year. *I do realize LTCFs aren't on the "ban" list, but those I spoke with want one to go with their firearm/s.

In relation to this, it would probably be a good idea for local gun shops to print out a stack of LTCF applications for their counties and keep them in the store. Every person that comes in and buys a firearm, they should ask if they have their LTCF and if not, offer them an application and explain the process for getting it.

They should also explain the protections it provides in the transportation of firearms.

Excellent idea!
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#9
when did Lancaster start doing paper LTCF by the way?? They always did CC plastic style. I like that more. IN the picture it looks like paper.
The Unknown87, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#10
Pocono Record reported that LTCF applications and renews were at 2500 this year (according to Sheriff Tod Martin). Of course they didn't say what the average number per year was .... I love the P.R. for it's accuracy and reporting skills .... makes me wonder why I read it .... and I don't have a dog to use it on ... or under.
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