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Thread: Will Kentucky top Arizona?

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    I currently live in this cesspool of Socialism called CommieFornia. It is a lost cause.

    I LOVE what Arizona is doing with it's immigration and GUN laws!

    I'd love to see Kentucky take the lead and show America what it REALLY means to enjoy the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, without being infringed.

    Is there any movement in that area by the good folks of Kentucky? I know that the gun laws in KY. are pretty darned good, but I am just curious if there is any talk about "one-upping" Arizona's efforts. Kentucky will be my future home soon, and I'd sure want to participate in any lawful effort to strengthen the 2A in that region!

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    There are still a few too many Dumbocrats that hold state offices around here. I have been very happy since moving here, but real change will not occur until some of our rural folks start voting in the right manner. The previous poster is correct about most of the Commonwealth. Most people just go about their business here and are not concerned about anyone else and what they might be doing.

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    I was raised in Kentucky (and will die here) but have lived in Arizona. And I see it as a matter of the public's perception. In Arizona, open carry is so commonly accepted, that it is not something often commented upon. That's where open carry is taken for granted.

    Here in Kentucky though, and just let me use myself as an example....I've been carrying concealed long enough to have been required to renew, so that's better than five years. I've been open carrying just recently....and still, seeing someoneOCing raises little jitters along my spine. Topping that though, to see someone carrying openly,a .45 cocked and locked, almost takes my breath.

    And that's from someone who embraces both CC and OC fully (and who understands the pros and cons of cocked and locked .45's).

    It takes a long time to change your home-spun, raised and bred-in prejudices and perspectives. It's the surprise and possibly intimidating factor that's taken for granted here.

    It seems our best bet is to continue open carry whenever possible, using the local media (letters to the editor, interesting but supporting open carry articles, statistics showing thatOC and must issue CCpermitting has caused crime to drop tremendously, etc.) and maybe even becoming a political force by uniting under a common banner.

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    I was born in the People's Republic of Illinois, and lived in Chicagoland for twenty-one years. I never bought into the politics of the state, as I was put in private schools (thank God) by conservative parents. I recently moved here to Kentucky.

    I've been around guns a lot, most of which were illegal. Where I grew up, even though the law was very restrictive, there were 17-year-olds who CCed illegally. Shootings were not common in my area, but they happened sometimes.

    I was introduced to guns in Florida at a young age, learned to shoot from my uncle. Spent some time in Utah when I actually OCed someone else's gun for a little bit. I recently moved to Kentucky, where I OC every day.

    My point is, I've experienced guns in several different parts of the country. In my experience, theonly place where people are terrified of guns has been Illinois, because the state says they're bad. So far, Kentucky has been very kind to me as an OCer. I've had no incidents, and in all the businesses that I've been to around here, only two have had signs displayed prohibiting weapons. One, I exchanged my firearm for a baton, and had no comments. The other, some of the workers witnessed me putting the gun back in the car, and said nothing. All in all, people seem pretty comfortable with gunsaround here.

    As for the OP's topic, no, there's no way KY will top AZ. As previously mentioned, people here are too complacent. There isn't enough enforcement of the CCW for people to really care one way or the other. If someone wants to carry, they can, and there's very little chance they'll be bothered about it. That's good enough for most.

    That said, I have to admit that the complacency makes me uncomfortable. Illinois is a state of political turmoil, 24/7. That's what I'm used to. I know from Illinois' examples that complacency is an invitation for self-bettering to stop, and when improvement ceases to be called upon, we start slipping backward. Politicians are always looking for oppertunities to chip away a little more of our rights, and when we get complacent and stop demanding improvement, they start picking at the political system and make tiny little adjustments here and there. Nobody really cares enough to stop it, so it gets worse and worse.

    As you can see, I do not like a lack of political movement. If we aren't actively moving in the right direction, then someone else is actively moving us in the wrong direction.

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    Don't be too hard on Democrats. I know of a Democrat mayor of a small town here in Kentucky who carries and isn't shy about it either.

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