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CCW - 25 Years of Struggle & Progress
« on: November 06, 2011, 02:22:07 AM »
Just twenty five years ago great swaths of America were off limits to those wishing to protect themselves and loved ones.  Now only one state still prohibits their citizens the right of personal protection.  Hopefully that last one will soon see the light and right of the Second Amendment.

From the incessant hand ringing, and forecasts of blood in the streets, by the gun-phobic, when a state or municipality attempts to liberalize concealed carry laws, regardless of the facts that nothing but good comes from more liberal gun laws, I've been convinced that those folks are either just plain stupid, or criminal.

I can find no solid research that indicates what has caused the change in the public's perception of firearms over the last fifty years, but suspect it's mostly due to the NRA, GOA, and a few other firearms organizations, and their attempts to paint guns in a more positive light.  Over the last half of that time, the more states and their citizens who've seen their Second Amendment at least partially restored, I suspect this is now causing an irreversible cascade of 2A restoration.


From the Gallup organization: http://www.gallup.com/poll/150341/record-low-favor-handgun-ban.aspx

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Re: CCW - 25 Years of Struggle & Progress
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 05:46:10 AM »
Well, the crossover point (from the graph)seems to begin somewhere close to 1968 so, the Gun Control Act of 1968 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_Control_Act_of_1968) might have begun a realization that the right to own a firearm was now threatened. Later, and in 1968, the Firearm Owners Protection Act was passed, which addressed the many "constitutional improper" clauses of the original act.

What caused the shift around 1982 through 1989 is up for speculation. The Brady Bill was passed in 1994 as well as the assault Weapons ban. However, the Brady Bill took affect in 1998. From around that point, the graph starts heading to the extreme points that we can see for 2011. I suspect that it will continue rising for those who feel against any further bans.

Here is a good timeline: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/guntime1.html
The fact that the GOVERNMENT would even consider removing the natural right to bear arms is the very reason why the 2nd Amendment was written.

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Re: CCW - 25 Years of Struggle & Progress
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 06:59:38 AM »
I think all.Americans have the right to bears arms and the right to protect their loved ones always carry never know when you will need it

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Re: CCW - 25 Years of Struggle & Progress
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 08:56:24 AM »
I was carrying in Seattle in 1976...so I think it was shall issue back then as well.