From an Article by Don Kates

Discussion in 'GWL News & Information' started by Malum Prohibitum, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Georgia: There is no state-wide data base. The Fulton County (Atlanta) court clerk in charge of issuance in that county estimates the number of outstanding permits to carry handguns concealed at 190,800 state-wide. Based on Georgia's 1990 population of 6,478,216, this is one license for every 34 residents.


    University of Colorado Law Review, Symposium, Crime is Not the Problem: Lethal Violence in America
    Issues Arising from the New Book by Franklin E. Zimring & Gordon Hawkins
    vol. 69, no. 4, 1998: 969.
     
  2. artz

    artz New Member

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    A 1 to 1 ratio should suffice ! 8)
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Too many violent criminals!

    We also should exclude lunatics . . .

    Based on the statute, too, we must exclude from the count children and a whole host of other people, so that the ratio of licenses to those eligible is actually a lot lower.
     
  4. artz

    artz New Member

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    shoulda stated it different. All I am saying is, for every bad guy there should be a good guy with a gun...
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh! Gotcha. :lol:

    Still, that is a whole lotta licenses. Now, if we could just get 200,000 license holders to be politically active . . .

    :sly:

    :help:
     
  6. ICP_Juggalo

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    He is right. When I worked for the Sheriff's Office I was urged to go ahead and apply for a "pistol toters' permit" if I hadn't done so already, even though technically I didn't need one. I asked why I needed one and my major replied until I became mandated, if I ever need to go out of the county on S/O business, it would show to other LEO that I was authorized by the county to carry a pistol if I was stopped and asked.

    Once you become mandated you get what's called a "bubba card" where it states that you have become P.O.S.T. certified to handle a firearm and it says that the holder of the card is exempt from the firearm statutes of the state according to O.C.G.A. 16-11-130. What's even more cool ,IIRC, is that if you retire after 12 years of LEO service you gat a "bubba card" for the rest of your life. Unfortunately I never made it that far :? Heck, I never even received my "bubba card" when I worked there :( Sucks working for a poor county :roll: