To me this is one of the most asinine trends in the gun rights movement. It can only be justified by denying the fact that some gun owners are irresponsible and unfit. This is the great lie, or one of them anyway, of the gun rights folks. Every day in the news we read about people who were among the law-abiding right up until the moment they pulled the trigger.Wyoming's Republican Governor Matt Mead on Wednesday signed the permit-free gun bill into law. Beginning July 1, residents who want to pack handguns will no longer have to undergo a criminal background check or show proficiency with a firearm.
"We feel it's a very troublesome trend," said Brian Malte, director of state legislation for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The law brings to four the number of states, including Alaska, Arizona and Vermont, that don't require permits for concealed weapons.
Some gun owners, slightly more honest, admit these people exist but insist they're statistically inconsequential and we must accept their doings as a sort of collateral damage. I accuse those guys of simply not wanting to be inconvenienced.
Allowing people to carry guns, openly or concealed, should be severely controlled and regulated. Otherwise, they'll do more harm than good.
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