Even that fact should raise suspicion. Why all the secrecy? Why is it impossible to even know who the permit holders are in most states? The answer is obvious. The gun-rights folks do not want to know the facts. They don't want to know that X number of permit holders committed felonies, and that most of them continued to own guns, like they do in North Carolina.
What's your opinion? Have the gun-rights advocates gone too far in their demands for special treatment? Shouldn't gun owners be held to the same common-sense standards of behavior as everyone else?The review also raises concerns about how well government officials police the permit process. In about half of the felony convictions, the authorities failed to revoke or suspend the holder’s permit, including for cases of murder, rape and kidnapping. The apparent oversights are especially worrisome in North Carolina, one of about 20 states where anyone with a valid concealed handgun permit can buy firearms without the federally mandated criminal background check. (Under federal law, felons lose the right to own guns.)
Ricky Wills, 59, kept his permit after recently spending several months behind bars for terrorizing his estranged wife and their daughter with a pair of guns and then shooting at their house while they, along with a sheriff’s deputy who had responded to a 911 call, were inside. “That’s crazy, absolutely crazy,” his wife, Debra Wills, said in an interview when told that her husband could most likely still buy a gun at any store in the state.
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