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Old July 31, 2009, 12:15 AM   #79
Frank Ettin
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Join Date: November 23, 2005
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Originally Posted by peetzakilla
...Sounding scary doesn't count. Public perception is just that, perception....
Yes it does, because people vote on such bases.

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Originally Posted by peetzakilla
..."because people think it should be required" is irrelevent.
No it's not irrelevant, because people vote on such a basis. We live in a pluralistic society, and people think many things. What people think will affect the laws that we will have to live under. And people thinking training should be required is a large part of the reason that CCWs from "no training" states aren't recognized by "required training" states.

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Originally Posted by peetzakilla
Making rules to keep your job may be what politicians do but it has no bearing on WHY such a rule SHOULD be made....
Why you think a rule should or should not be made will frequently have no bearing on whether or not the rule gets made. If enough voters support the making of a rule, for whatever reason seems good and sufficient to them, and whether or not you think the rule is proper or their reasons are valid, the rule will be made. And if supporting a rule will help a politician keep his job, he will support it, whether or not you think that's a proper reason to do so.
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