It hasn't been updated since 1997 so it is more than a little out of date. Here is a quote from the opening summary:
"Over the last several years, thirty-one states have
enacted new CCW legislation, requiring state authorities to issue CCW licenses to virtually
anyone who applies, regardless of whether the applicant can demonstrate a need to carry a gun.
As a result, instead of a few hundred people being permitted to carry guns with them wherever
they go, including into stores and workplaces, there are now -- or soon will be -- hundreds of
thousands of individuals carrying guns in practically every CCW state." my edit - "This guide will help you to keep all of those previous paying customers OUT OF YOUR STORE!" This IS a good thing, now drink your kool-aid
I was reading Section One ("As this manual demonstrates, hundreds of CCW licensees have committed crimes both before
and after CCW licensure. See Section One.") and I couldn't read anymore when I got to the list of all those folks who are not denied a permit in "Shall-issue" states -
"What is noteworthy about this list of barred CCW applicants, however, is the type of people who are not excluded by it.
¨ Potentially dangerous persons generally not prohibited from carrying concealed weapons
Numerous categories of potentially dangerous persons are not barred under federal law from obtaining CCW licenses and carrying concealed weapons on business premises. Such persons include:
· Indicted felons;17
· Persons who have pled guilty or “no contest” to felonies, but who have been placed on probation and had their adjudication withheld;18
· Most persons convicted of violent misdemeanors;
· Criminals who have not been caught and convicted of their crimes;
· Stalkers who have not yet been restrained by a formal court order;
· Mentally unstable persons who have not been formally committed or held mentally defective by a court;
· Alcohol abusers;
· CCW licensees while they are drinking;
· Persons free on bond or subject to arrest;
· Persons whom the sheriff determines have a history of violence;
· Adults who have committed violent crimes when they were juveniles that would bar them if they had been adults at the time;
· Tax and child support payment delinquents;
· Persons who lie on their CCW application or violate its provisions; and
· Felons who have had their firearms privileges restored."
I couldn't make it any further without hurting myself.....someone else want to keep going! I can't count the number of "rights" they are suggesting people should be denied by their criteria.