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    My CCW Permit

    Well, better late than never I suppose. I FINALLY got my CCW LICENSE. After almost a year and a half of open carrying, and a year and a half of aggravation, worrying about school zones, driving with my firearm, etc etc, I applied for and got my CCW permit.

    Number 205,6XX. By my calculation, that's just shy of 4% of the residents in WI who have their CCW (Could be, and probably am wrong, so don't hang me for it). Turn around time was quick too, I mailed it in on 15 Nov and got it today (20 Nov). Let me just say, it's a big relief knowing I don't have to worry about being within 1000' of a school zone, or trying to figure out what exactly is considered open carry in a vehicle.

    Just thought I'd share and let people know where we're at number-wise.
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    Your CCW exempts you from School zones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primus View Post
    Your CCW exempts you from School zones?
    Except for "In or on the grounds of a school".. Yes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primus View Post
    Your CCW exempts you from School zones?
    Hmmm, how does "Primus" legally and effectively armed drive on a public road past a school within 1000 feet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinchenzo
    I FINALLY got my CCW Permit.
    For what state? UT has permits, but for concealed carry, not for committing crimes.

    Number 205,6XX. By my calculation, that's just shy of 4% of the residents in WI
    When you take only the over-21 group, it's about 5%.

    2012 total WI population 5,726,398
    Under 18 = 23% of population
    Using the 18+ yo figure is 4.7% of adults with a ccl.

    Using a guess of 25% to fudge for the 18-21yo group (might be higher)
    5,726,398 x .75 = 4,294,799
    (205,600 / 4,294,799) x 100 = 4.8%

    http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/55000.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    For what state? UT has permits, but for concealed carry, not for committing crimes.
    Edited. Nevermind. Forgot to eat my Wheaties this morning and my brain wasn't functioning. lol


    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal
    When you take only the over-21 group, it's about 5%.

    2012 total WI population 5,726,398
    Under 18 = 23% of population
    Using the 18+ yo figure is 4.7% of adults with a ccl.

    Using a guess of 25% to fudge for the 18-21yo group (might be higher)
    5,726,398 x .75 = 4,294,799
    (205,600 / 4,294,799) x 100 = 4.8%

    http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/55000.html
    And I knew my math would be off. I completely forgot to factor in the over 21 part. Thanks for the correction.
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    Where did you get your permit from? WI issues licenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    Where did you get your permit from? WI issues licenses.
    DUH! lol. (I knew that too...) Let me try this again...

    I FINALLY got my LICENSE to carry a CONCEALED weapon in the State of Wisconsin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinchenzo View Post
    DUH! lol. (I knew that too...) Let me try this again...

    I FINALLY got my LICENSE to carry a CONCEALED weapon in the State of Wisconsin!
    Congratulations on getting your Wisconsin CCW License.
    Wis. CCL #5x Springfield XDM 3.8 Compact .40 S&W, Utah CFP

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    Quote Originally Posted by E6chevron View Post
    Congratulations on getting your Wisconsin CCW License.
    HURRAY!!
    Why so long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law abider View Post
    HURRAY!!
    Why so long?
    As ridiculous as this sounds over $40, money. Money was the issue. Finances with the wife were awfully, awfully tight. We finally caught up, and I finally got fed up not having it. So it was my birthday present this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinchenzo View Post
    As ridiculous as this sounds over $40, money. Money was the issue. Finances with the wife were awfully, awfully tight. We finally caught up, and I finally got fed up not having it. So it was my birthday present this year.
    Sounds like my story when I want to buy a gun or ammo. Wifey does the budget and it is very very tight. My birthday is next month and I wonder what I'll be able to buy. Bet we two are the only ones with no dough on this blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law abider View Post
    Sounds like my story when I want to buy a gun or ammo. Wifey does the budget and it is very very tight. My birthday is next month and I wonder what I'll be able to buy. Bet we two are the only ones with no dough on this blog
    Probably.... Oh well, I'm gonna hit Powerball one of these days, and I can own anything I want to lol.

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    It is better to want just what you have than to have just what you want.

    Powerball costs $300 per year for a 1:2 x 10^8 chance on hitting - quite the same sized number as killing someone with a random air-shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    It is better to want just what you have than to have just what you want.
    I agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare
    Powerball costs $300 per year for a 1:2 x 10^8 chance on hitting - quite the same sized number as killing someone with a random air-shot.
    I think I've only bought like 3 tickets in the last 18 months, so my odds are far less likely than even that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinchenzo View Post
    I agree. I think I've only bought like 3 tickets in the last 18 months, so my odds are far less likely than even that.
    Well, no. The odds of any lottery drawing are independent, in this case (5 of 5 + PB =) 1:195,249,054

    The only substantive change in lottery odds that one can make is to play, as playing slightly improves ones chances from zero for not playing. Lottery odds are the finest illustration of the public's innumeracy, particularly with numbers so far removed from one and certainty.

    Returning to the example of random celebratory air-shots; which is the larger number, the number of possible misses or the number of possible hits? There are about 10-million more ways to miss with a random air-shot than to hit a particular target like a lottery number.
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    "It is better to want just what you have than to have just what you want".

    I actually saw this on a sign while shopping last weekend.

    Good job though on perseverance to get money for the application. There are a lot of small ways though to cut a buck here and there and end up with the money.

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