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Old September 11, 2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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GAO report on Concealed Carry in USA

The report is 90 pages of beauracrat speak and data and graphs and....But, very important data.

Specifically pay attention to who the report is addressed to and who we can assume requested the report.
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Old September 11, 2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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So basically they went to USACarry and Handgunlaw, spent millions of dollars copying everything down, and put it in a pdf?
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Old September 12, 2012, 01:29 AM   #3
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It's interesting that the recipient is Dianne Feinstein. Other than that, it's just a study concluding that standards for carry permits vary from state to state.
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Old September 12, 2012, 08:42 AM   #4
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Smell rat?

It's interesting that the second recipient is Sensenbrenner. Is this part of the proposed over reaching national concealed carry?
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Old September 12, 2012, 09:11 AM   #5
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It's interesting that the recipient is Dianne Feinstein. Other than that, it's just a study concluding that standards for carry permits vary from state to state.
I agree; not sure where this study is going beyond some potential but unconfirmed government overreach into CC.....I am surprised a government report can come to any conclusion at all in this day and age other than we need to do more reports
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Old September 12, 2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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I wouldn't be surprised if the report was requested to prepare for discussions of the Nation Right to Carry legislation that's been kicking around Congress for a few years.
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Old September 12, 2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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It probably won't provide a lot of support for a federal CCW ban, or the idea that law-abiding citizens who own an evil black rifle should be automatically suspected of evil, needing further control by DiFi and fellow travelers.
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Old September 12, 2012, 11:45 AM   #8
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I read the report, the one thing that stood out was it was not 100% accurate. Something considering it took a $ million and a year to produce. Most glaring error was in VA and concerns unlicensed Open Carry. Answer given was "yes", RESIDENTS may OC with out a license...wrong...anyone that can legally possess a weapon can OC in VA, they do not have to be a resident of VA.
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Old September 13, 2012, 10:47 AM   #9
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I wouldn't be surprised if the report was requested to prepare for discussions of the Nation Right to Carry legislation that's been kicking around Congress for a few years.
Bingo! Feinstein's press release when the GAO report was issued makes it clear that she wanted official documentation supporting her longstanding contention that other states have less stringent concealed carry requirements than California (image that).

Feinstein also makes it clear that she strongly supports states rights with respect to fighting a federal reduction of gun control ... but not so much regarding a federal increase in gun control.
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