Originally Posted by OstrichSaK
This is all I need to hear from you to know that you have ZERO idea what it's like to carry a firearm and your ENTIRE argument is based on what you heard from the media, some anti-firearm nut or Hollywood about how these things work. If you truly think that people who carry are going to use their firearm to settle a dispute then you're touched in the head and I can't think of any other way to sugar coat that. There are WAY more people that conceal carry on a daily basis than you're aware of or willing to accept and if, just for a day, everyone who was concealing had a giant flag above their head you would lose your mind when you saw all of them since you think they're such a danger to everyone. If what you're saying is true then wouldn't people be using concealed weapons to settle arguments all the time instead of who often it currently happens... which is never. It literally has never happened.
My challenge to you and ANYONE who thinks this way: Get your permit and carry a concealed firearm for a month. It's easy to do an inexpensive and it's really hard to debate a topic when you literally know NOTHING about the side opposite your stance.
Darn I hate agreeing with you.
(except for the "..you're touched in the head.." part) I do agree, and the classes to acquire the permit lean heavily on your stated point.
In the first place, people who settle their issues with violence most often have an arrest record for that violence, which would disqualify them from even applying for the cc permit unless they lied on the "have you ever been arrested for a crime of violence?" The question is NOT, "have you ever been convicted," it is "have you ever been arrested?" Meaning, "have you ever gotten the attention of the police for being violent, conviction or not."
Lie on the app, then get busted for that falsifying once the FBI finger print enabled rap sheet comes back.