1CITIZEN wrote:In another post regarding a ‘National CCW permit’, there was a reference to a quote from Peter Hamm, a spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. He stated "There are already too many states that have too weak a system of approving people for concealed-carry permits." He went on to say that Florida's standards are so low that some death-row inmates there have permits. There was no source given for these statements, so except for the Brady spokesman statement, I have no way of judging their validity.
I wonder if anyone has any factual knowledge regarding the statements, or if anyone knows how facts behind these statements can be researched?
Well, being that it is illegal for felons to even possess firearms, I would find it very difficult to believe that a permit to carry wouldn't have been revoked in any state. EvenIf that was the case, it wouldn't matter whether they had a permit or not,it is a moot point. They couldn't purchase, use, or possess firearms per the GCA of 1968.
Additionally, it isn't necessary to have a permit at allto carry in Alaska and Vermont. But felons are still not legal to possess, so it's irrelevant.