It is hard enough to convince people as to the appropriateness of our second amendment rights when you have mothers training their autistic (or whatever he was) sons in firearm use, so that the can better go on a rampage in a school yard. But this one is unbelievable:
Milwaukee: Pair of men with concealed-carry permits engage in shootout
Bruce Vielmetti, Pioneer Press, 12 July 2013 (hat tip: NC)
Two Milwaukee men -- each with a state permit to carry a concealed weapon -- traded dozens of shots in a rolling shootout through two sides of town and down a freeway, the kind of scenario concealed-carry opponents feared would turn road rage incidents deadly.
Since it sounds like both participants were firing at moving vehicle, while themselves being in a moving vehicle, it is hard to understand why only one of them was charged.No one was killed or injured in the June 26 incident, according to a criminal complaint that charges just one of the men, who says he feels like he's being punished for being a victim, with a crime.
Most of the gun crime is not caused by the conceal carry crowd, but even a demographic group (citizens with no criminal record willing to go through a lot of paperwork headaches) with a very low crime rate, is not the same thing as having no crime rate. With gun control becoming more and more of a "Republican-only" issue, it is only a matter of time before there is a swing in party control and their is major changes in the rules. There will be the usual "out of my cold dead fingers" crowd, but I haven't seen them surface in New York or Connecticut.