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    Oregon concealed handgun licenses: Permits surge 22 percent since January

    http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamasc...incart_m-rpt-1

    The steep upswings in concealed handgun licenses follow the December shootings at Clackamas Town Center, which left two shoppers dead and one wounded, as well as the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which took the lives of 20 children and six adults.

    The high-profile incidents at once touched off a nationwide drive for stricter gun control as well as a rush to buy guns before more restrictive laws might be passed. In December, the number of FBI background checks for gun purchases through federally licensed dealers soared by 39 percent.

    Although the initial surge is past, the Oregon numbers remain high, suggesting an enduring shift in attitudes and behavior. Reasons for obtaining a concealed handgun license run the gamut, but personal safety is at the top of the list.
    Perhaps a fair number of potential OCers amongst the new permit holders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhfc View Post
    http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamasc...incart_m-rpt-1



    Perhaps a fair number of potential OCers amongst the new permit holders.
    When you compare 2009 numbers to today, it's even more interesting. I commented on that last week in another venue and don't have the numbers handy but it was something like a 75& increase in Multnomah county....perhaps they're not so anti gun up there as the politicians would like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by We-the-People View Post
    ....perhaps they're not so anti gun up there as the politicians would like.
    Perhaps they can challenge portland's illegal law which changes the states preempted definition of loaded.
    Last edited by MattinWA; 10-14-2013 at 09:37 AM.

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