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Old Today, 04:30 AM   #201
Aguila Blanca
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Originally Posted by 44 AMP
Not only is that right a matter of political power for the state, but it is also a matter of public safety, as they see it. The argument is that they simply don't wish to allow people who do not meet their state's "level of trust" requirements to go armed among them. They feel that is a public safety risk.

There is some merit to that argument. But, is it enough?
There's not much merit to that argument at all.

Pennsylvania doesn't require any training to get a license to carry firearm. Vermont doesn't even have permits or licenses to carry handguns, even concealed. I don't think the statistics will show that Pennsylvania or Vermont is significantly less safe in terms of firearms incidents than nearby states that require training.
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