The "Wild West" term is just a manner of speech, I'm all for CCW, just saying I can see the reasons people would be afraid of it.
quogue.............i realize that i was taking it as a particular period of time for a particular portion of the US................nothing more, but my statement stands.......most any run down part of LA, DC or Detroit would put you in more danger of catching a bullet than walking down the street in Dodge City or Tuscon in the late 1800's
Generally speaking, an armed society is a polite society.
However, I know an awful lot of people I would not feel comfortable around if I knew they were armed...unless, of course, I was armed.
Of course then you have a much greater chance of one of you winding up dead. Sounds like its more problems and a bullet is not the solutionHowever, I know an awful lot of people I would not feel comfortable around if I knew they were armed...unless, of course, I was armed.
that makes no logic
point of fact for Lauderdale, as long as he is legally able to own a hand gun, can carry one concealed. Florida is a "shall issue" state which means if you are legally able to own a handgun you are legally able to carry it concealed without getting a permit so long as you are a resident of Florida. so Finch.......if they are already allowed to carry a concealed weapon if they choose, by your way of thinking one of them should be dead by now.........
EDIT: in the process of putting together my long **** post, ive discovered something wrong whith what i said above...........you are required to have a concealed carry permit in Florida however Florida law says basically that if you are legally able to own a hand gun you can get a concealed carry permit with minimal problems. infact its a very simple and straight forward process...................unlike some other states where while they do have concealed carry permits availible its almost impossible to obtain one...................sorry for any confussion i may have caused.................i now return you back to your regularly scheduled programing...........
no, thats not what i said.I said that their chances of living if they had gotten into a scuffle would be much less if they both had guns. By your way of thinking .... you contorted it into that they "should be dead by now" or anything similar was not even close to what i said
that makes no logic
My statement was meant a bit in jest. I have a very diverse group of friends, some of whom are great people but just a wee bit unstable and I get nervous just riding in a car with them.
However, since I take my "right to bear arms" seriously, if I see trouble brewing with an armed person I would leave the area and notify law enforcement. Shooting someone is serious business and I hate the expense of having to hire a lawyer and the time wasted in court trying to explain the situation to a judge.
Shooting a man, even if he deserves it, is still not a llegal defense in the State of Florida.
Finch, you seem to assume that just because someone has a firearm that they are required to use it. ive had a gun pulled on me before by someone who was carrying a concealed fire arm illegally, the person was also fairly drunk. his buddies talked him down before it came to anything. at this particular point in time i happened to be fishing with some buddies at a spot on the river that turned out to be someones favorite party spot. i was outside of cell phone coverage as well as prolly being a good 20 minute from the nearest cop. i was also on public property(state lands) that i was on legally.
i just assume that everyone is carrying a weapon be it gun or knife. mainly because at the very least most everyone is carrying a pocket knife around here, hell the one i got i use most everyday at work. i dont worry about Joe Blow that pays his taxes on time every year and works a 9-5 job at the office, the chances of the average guy shooting someone even if he is carrying a gun 24-7 is next to nothing. the issue is the same has its been since man came out of caves. some SOB's are not going to pay attention to the laws. they dont care if its illegal to do something, they are the ones you have to worry about because they have no reguard for the rules. these are the ppl who kill ppl. these ppl are the reason i think its better to be carrying a gun than not to. because reguardless of what the law says they arent going to follow it.
Hell even my mother has a concealed weapon permit.
People who carry a concealed weapon hope they don't ever need it.