View Poll Results: Do you have a CCW License or Permit?

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    I got mine.............

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    Got mine too...Texas CHL

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    Have had one 18 years in NH. It gives me reciprocity in 22 states. Have though about a Utah permit as well as that will add some key states that I spend some time in when the snow flies up here.

    What we need is a Federal Reciprocity Law that guarantees all states will honor our permits.

    I have two primary carry pieces with the main one an SP-101 in 357 Mag carried in a "Simply Rugger" Silver Dollar pancake or Pocket Protector or a Ken Null Vampire and my summer attire pocket mouse gun is a NAA 5 shot revolver in 22 Mag. That just rides in my front pocket.

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    I've had my 'CWP' for about 12+ yrs. now. Only means I carry legal now.

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    I just applied for my CCW permit here in Missouri. It will be a few weeks till it and the pistol I orderd come in. That's ok because it gives me some time to learn as much as I can.

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    Wife and I been carrying since 2001.

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    Have one from WA state, waiting on one from FL.

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    I answered yes in the poll but I technically haven't picked it up yet. I will be going in on the 20th to get my picture taken etc.

    Considering getting a permit from Utah since it is accepted in so many places.

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    Moved back to NH in 1988 and got a license and have had it every since. It gives me 22 states with the reciprocity agreements. Last year I sent an e-mail to the Governors office and expressed my views that they hadn't negotiated any new agreements since he took office and would appreciate a little more effort toward that end. At that time we had it with 20 states and then recently two more came on line. I felt pretty good until I checked and the two that were added passed regulations that they would honor any CCL. Oh well.

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    I have my Ky. CCL and carry daily. I am fortunate to work for a pro gun boss.

    I have an Ed Brown Kobra Carry on my hip as I type this. Mrs. Airedale also has her license and carries daily.

    Dave

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    Angry

    Unfortunately not. It's nearly an impossibility for me since I live in Los Angeles county and I am neither famous, rich, or a contributer to Sherriff Baca's last campaign.

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    I have one for MD and am preparing to apply in FLA.

    MD permit is are all but useless. They give the permit, but then put restrictions on where you can carry.

    I am able to carry to/from work, to/from the bank (Work bank), and on normal business activities. So what does this mean? If I'm on my way home and want to stop at the store, I must dis-arm, unload the weapon, secure it in an enclosed case or holster in the trunk. You see the grocery store is outside of my restrictions. Same if I'm at work. If I go out on a job, I can't stop at 7-11 for a cup of joe without going through the hole disarming thing. They want you to say "why bother". Meanwhile we've go Murder Capital USA 30 miles away in Baltimore. Baltimore has 1/10 of NYC population but half as many murders. You really do take your life in hands when you go down there. And are the police under any legal obligation to protect you??? NO! Their first obligation is to make it home safe. (Can't really blame them for that.)

    Wow what a rant...

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    My wife and I have ours. My wife's is from Arkansas as that is where we live. I am not yet a citizen so mine is a Florida out-of -state permit.

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    From 1982 to 1999 I had a part time job with an agency I won't mention. I did not carry a badge but I had an identification card that allowed me to carry all the time almost anywhere including a federal court but I would have to give them 24 hour notice that I was coming. It also allowed me to carry in a number of over sea countries but again had to let them know I was coming and get permission. It had nothing to do with the military. It had to do with what I carried with me. I carried 24/7 for years and when I moved to the NE in the early 90's I stop carrying all the time. Got even use to not carrying. Just didn't feel threaten. Then something happen in late 90's that made me carry 24/7 again. Gave my identification card back in 99 and gave up great benefits and had to get a state permit.

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    Had mine here in Kentucky for about 4yrs now, I carry everywhere but at work, It would be kinda hard back in that Coalmine to do my job & pack heat too !

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    Quote Originally Posted by xd40c View Post
    I have one for MD and am preparing to apply in FLA.

    MD permit is are all but useless. They give the permit, but then put restrictions on where you can carry.

    I am able to carry to/from work, to/from the bank (Work bank), and on normal business activities. So what does this mean? If I'm on my way home and want to stop at the store, I must dis-arm, unload the weapon, secure it in an enclosed case or holster in the trunk. You see the grocery store is outside of my restrictions. Same if I'm at work. If I go out on a job, I can't stop at 7-11 for a cup of joe without going through the hole disarming thing. They want you to say "why bother". Meanwhile we've go Murder Capital USA 30 miles away in Baltimore. Baltimore has 1/10 of NYC population but half as many murders. You really do take your life in hands when you go down there. And are the police under any legal obligation to protect you??? NO! Their first obligation is to make it home safe. (Can't really blame them for that.)

    Wow what a rant...

    I'm impressed that you even have one at all. I used to live in MD, in fact, I lived in Baltimore. I moved from Baltimore (Brooklyn Park area) after I watched 1 of 5 gangbangers almost shoot my neighbor.

    I was eating dinner and saw the group of them strutting down the middle of the street with a dog. For some reason I just sensed that they were trouble, so I continued to watch them as they walked in front of my house. It was about this time that my neighbor rounded the corner on his way home and the gang made little effort to move, so he ended up passing by very close to them.

    There is only street parking in that area so he parked at the curb and headed for his door. I was still watching the group and could tell that the 'leader' was incensed at this flagrant disregard for his 'position'. So the guy motions to another member of the gang who pulls out a semi-auto and hands it to the 'leader' who runs over toward my neighbor.

    All I could think was "Oh my God!" I told my wife and kids to get out of the front room and I called 911. I was able to give a pretty good description because these punks just continued their strutting across the park like nothing was going on.

    I was actually surprised but the LEOs intercepted them at the next street, 4 squad cars. I guess that should tell you something about where I lived, the police just hung out there until something happened...and something apparently always did.

    So now I live in Idaho, and in a way, I kind of wish Idaho had more qualification requirements so my CWL would be accepted in more places. There is no qualification requirement here. I practice and I train on a regular basis, because when the time comes, I want to know that I will operate accordingly. The only way to do that is to 'train'. Not just going to the range and practice squeezing the trigger, I do that too, but that is only part of the program.

    Anyway, we WERE planning on moving back to MD/DC/VA area because my career path is best suited in that area. I have vowed NOT to ever move back to MD, though. I will move to VA where I actually have rights. I really hope the Supreme Court upholds the DC Appeals court decision, and settles the issue once and for all (which will actually be for the next 20-30 years or so).

    And you thought YOU were ranting.

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    ccw

    I just got mine today

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    I have had a CCW for about 15 years. Started off in Indiana and now in Alabama. I used to just put my weapon in the car and leave it there most of the time but now am carrying most of the time except at work and school (university).

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    ~ anwsers A & C

    My wife & I have had a Florida CCW's for 10 + years now and I am a member of an FDLE State law enforcement agency.

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    I have a Texas CC. Have had it for a few months now. Wandering Man insists that I carry my gun all the time. I carry it in my purse and I am having trouble getting used to the extra weight.

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    I've had mine for several years now. If you are thinking about getting your's can't make up your mind, take this simple test;

    1. GUN OWNER._____
    2. VICTIM._____

    CHOOSE ONE.

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    Got mine almost a year ago. Conditions in the real world make protecting yourself and familiy a real necessity. Chances of something bad happening are a lot greater now than even a few years ago, so I am doing what I think I need to do to thwart an evil doer.

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    I applied for mine about a week ago. Usually takes 3-4 weeks to go through

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    No CCW in Wisconsin.

    I'm looking into getting a PI or Private Security Agent License, which will allow open carry, in most places in WI. Even then, no concealed.

    I know a guy that has a PI business. I might see if he can "hire" me, and then I can apply for the PI licensing without the background or education.

    It looks like WI and IL are the last hold outs on CCW. Every now and again, it comes up here, and gets voted down. I have no idea why. We have a bazillion hunters, but none of them want CCW? I dunno...

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    what do they say

    2 cents smart and a pound foolish, they need to get into it and get on there pollitical leaders i used to live in ILL. and it was a joke.

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