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19th April
written by Sean Noble

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill that allows Arizona citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a concealed carry permit. I have been meaning to get a permit for a couple our years and just not taken the time to go through the course.

Now I don’t have to.

So I’ll bring my 9mm out of the closet and have it with me on occasion. And, I’ll encourage my wife to carry her .357 on a regular basis. I am one of those people who believes that an armed citizenry is a safe citizenry.

I believe that Governor Brewer signed this bill as a shot across the bow (pun intended) of Buz Mills, one of her primary opponents, because of his long history with the gun community. So, thank you Buz!

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  1. Kurt

    Sean…trade the 9MM for a 40MM. Kurt

  2. Woody

    I’m glad it passed and hope the same legislators who got it through will take up what should have been in this bill–mandatory firearms training for every schoolkid. Teach the grade schoolers to don’t touch & tell an adult when they see one, and teach teens how to handle the most common weapons. along with the laws surrounding gun use. Those two measures would do more to take the allure and fantasy about guns away and cut down tragedies than anything tried so far, and making it mandatory for them to pass would give a great new meaning to AIMS!

  3. Matthew

    Yes this is fantastic. No check on whether or not a person understands gun safety or can shoot one straight. If you are a law abiding citizen, and can handle/understand handguns, getting a concealed licence is not a problem. Why would we take this litmus test away?

    Great thinking. Trade safety for votes.

  4. AZJohn

    The caption is for a 9mm while the pistol is a S&W .40 caliber. Either way it is a fine gun, although when I pack heavy it is with a Sig. Thank you Governor Brewer.

  5. RonJ

    Matthew (and the rest of you who don’t understand the reasons for the 2nd Amendment): Our founding documents, The Declaration of Independence and the The Constitution of the United States (including the Bill of Rights), secure to us our rights that “these truths . . . (are) self-eveident . . . that they (all men) are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” The right to religion, freedom of speech, of the press, to peacably asemble, petition the government, to keep and bear arms, to be secure in our persons, houses, papers, etc., etc., are part of those “unalienable rights.” So you want the government to infringe on my unalienable right to keep and bear arms? What other unalienable rights do you want the government to infringe upon? Keeping and bearing arms is not just about target shooting or hunting. It’s primary purpose is for self-protection against bad guys and, yes, an oppressive government. Without the 2nd Amendment, the rest of the Bill of Rights are unenforceable.

  6. 19/04/2010

    Hey Ron. Thanks for the lesson on the constitution. I am pretty sure (as I am a gun owner) I am not opposed to the second amendment. However, I do think concealed weapons permit is responsible legislation. Don’t make this into an anti-gun issue. Its not. I just want to make sure the guy packing a concealed weapon can actually hit what he is firing at.

    In my mind the only individuals who would be against CW permits, are those who could not pass a background check, are mentally unstable, or couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn. I am pretty sure GW, BF, and TJ would agree this is sensible legislation and does not infringe on the 2nd amendment.

  7. RonJ

    Sorry, Matthew, I wasn’t trying to be uppity, but as a longtime NRA member, I, too, hope folks will get training. However, I still reaffirm my belief that the government should not put any restraints on legal, non-felon adults to “keep and bear arms.”

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