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Old March 30, 2012, 11:33 AM   #17
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I think you could argue that excessive pistol permit fees also are aimed directly at the poor, which means disproportionatly at the black citizens of NYC also.

As in DC, MD, NJ, NY and MA (and Alabama actually) The discression given to restrict permits was so that "undesirables" would not/do not have access. (You can translate "undesireables" in 19th century terms if you wish)

If Alabama were to excercize their "may issue" flexability in the manner the states in the NE do, you would hear screems of discrimination and Jim Crow from the same liberal sectors that want to restrict firearm ownership in the NE even though the purpose in the NE is exactly the same as it was in Alabama pre 1960.
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