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    Gun permits tied to wealth and politics, [not crime]. Tedesco, Grissom & Stiles

    H/T John R. Lott, Jr. http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...104225289.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Tedesco, Grissom & Stiles
    But like many of his neighbors on the low-income South Side, Hartsfield hasn't applied for a gun permit, which costs $140 for the license fee and $100 or more for the 10-hour instruction class.

    “I'd like one,” said Hartsfield, 22, who works at a shooting range on Pleasanton Road called A Place to Shoot. “It's the cost and time to get it.”

    Kelly, 36, lives on the North Side — one of the most popular areas for concealed handgun licenses. Two weeks ago, he attended the mandatory class to obtain his permit.

    “It's the right thing to do if you're going to have a gun,” Kelly said.
    Kelly, a student well propagandized by his for-fee training. Unfortunately his primary education failed to ingrain skepticism, frugality and caveat emptor.

    More on Texas CHL issue

    http://www.texastribune.org/texas-de...-applications/
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    But in a pattern that's playing out in San Antonio and other major cities in Texas, residents in low-income neighborhoods aren't taking advantage of the concealed-carry law as often as residents living in wealthier, more conservative areas.
    This is the main reason we need unlicensed carry in Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodbender View Post
    This is the main reason we need unlicensed carry in all states.
    Fixed that for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer2003 View Post
    Fixed that for you.
    And well done too! Well done Wisconsin!

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    In Maryland, the issuance of permits is tie to wealth and politics too.

    If you're wealthy, and you give a LOT of it to politicians, you can get a permit...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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