“I am willing to accept that the majority of concealed carry permit holders are law-abiding citizens. That’s not where this debate or conversation needs to be. It needs to be on the percentage that are not.” Dan Gross, Brady Campaign president, arguing for a national database of gun owners

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    • Yes, Gross’s barber is a serious threat to society and should be jailed. If we can stop that hack from cutting one child’s hair…

  1. As the oft quoted Florida carry statistics show, only 0.3% of permit holders are criminals. By that logic, we should investigate all drivers for DUI and all politicians for taking bribes. Better yet, we should regulate journalists’ freedom of press for libel. Slippery slope, isn’t it?

    • That’s such a ridiculously low number. Only some crazy group like the Brady Bunch would think permit holders are the problem.

      • I’m sure a lot of those 0.3% are only included for bogus gun law violations also. Things like improper transportation of a firearm and the such.

        • I don’t recall the source at the moment but you’re right. In one particular year only a couple of maybe 70-80 revocations were for anything violent. The ‘concealed carry killers’ they like to harp on are rare like unicorns lol.

      • Oh, and let’s not forget the ones who commit crimes and plea bargain down enough to keep their permit. You guys are such sticklers for law and order except when it’s gun owners.

        • 1) I know no such thing. Got a study showing that it’s under reported?

          2) Got any statistics on how many people are able to make plea bargains that allow them to keep their permits? Besides, that statistic isn’t the number of permits who were revoked for a conviction, it’s the number of permit holders who were convicted of a crime (a plea bargain results in a conviction).

        • You know what, Dan, I just realizes something. You’ve got me confused with a guy who wants to convince you of something and change your mind.

          I don’t.

          My remarks are simply my opinion. If you don’t agree, fine, but I’ll betcha lots of people do, or at least they consider that what I say makes a bit of sense. So please stop asking for proof and evidence and stats, as if your asking for them nullifies what I said. It doesn’t, at least not for thinking people who are honest.

      • Mike, you can have an opinion. You can voice it. Those are rights you have.

        But exercising those rights means that you do have to enter into the free exchange of ideas. This means that you will have your opinions challenged, especially if you start acting as though your opinions have the weight of fact.

        And trying to hide from that free exchange by saying “I’m not trying to convince you, it’s just my opinion” is not only cowardly, it’s a demonstrable falsehood. You are trying to convince people. That’s why you’re here. That’s why you have a public facing blog.

        • Then mike, if you want to convince anyone, you’re going to need to step up your ability to defend your ideas. Because in the free exchange of ideas, yours will be challenged, whether they can stand up to the challenge is up to you.

        • So says Dan the Challenger.

          You know what, Dan. You sound more and more like you’re whistling in the dark.

          When I say things like 1. there are too many “accidents” with guns and not enough holding the negligent people responsible, you resist?

          When I say 2, gun flow from the lawful gun owners to the criminals is too easy due to the 4 major ways in which this happens, and simple gun control restrictions could help that, you resist.

          Your response is always the same, like a broken record. You want proof and evidence otherwise you won’t agree. You’re kidding yourself if you think everyone thinks like you do, if you think everyone rejects those two ideas of mine because I can’t or won’t come up with proof and evidence, you’re mistaken. To many people on both sides of the debate those things are self-evident. It only takes honesty and open-mindedness to see that and admit it.

        • Mike, there are approximately 23,000 accidental injuries and 1,500 accidental deaths involving guns per year.

          Let’s play “compare”
          Motor Vehicle Accidents: 43,000
          Accidental Falls: 15,000
          Accidental Poisoning: 8,600
          Accidental Drowning: 4,000
          Accidental Fires and Burns: 3,700
          Accidental Suffocation: 3,300
          Accidental GSW: 1,500

          All numbers from http://www.soyouwanna.com/soyouwanna-top-ten-causes-accidental-death-america-4008.html

          If you want to ban/control guns on the basis of reducing accidents, how are accidents with guns different from the 6 categories of accidents that kill more people every year than accidents with guns?

          On 2, not a single one of your proposed gun restrictions would provide any significant reduction in criminal access to firearms. Some of your proposals punish victims of crime. Some punish everyone equally. And some have no possible logical connection to criminals getting guns (May Issue for CCW, how does that affect criminals getting guns?).

          The burden of proof in a debate is on the one making the positive claim. You keep making claims without providing any evidentiary support. If the claims you make are so? If they’re easy to prove, why are you so resistant to doing so?

        • Sorry, part of my post got lost in the typing.

          If the claims you make are so self evident, wouldn’t they be easy to prove? If they’re easy to prove, why are you so resistant to doing so?

  2. If a CCW permit holder is not law-abiding, and thus a felon, that negates his ability to own a CCW permit and in most (all?) cases, to even own a gun. Thus, it’s impossible for a CCW permit holder to not be law-abiding.

    Further, I’m waiting for it to sink in to these thick skulls out there that a criminal determined to break laws won’t give two shits about CCW laws or “gun free zone” signs. Regulating the law-abiding does not affect criminals at all, except to make their prey easier targets…which is likely the goal of these blood-dancers all along.

  3. You can’t really get a concealed permit if you’re a criminal, that’s the whole point of the background checks. I’m sure there is a small percentage that slips through the cracks, but then again, having a CCW is not suddenly going to make you knock off a 7-11 when you wouldnt have otherwise now is it?

    More absurdist logic from the grabbers.

  4. This guy looks like a whimpy fool that expects to fight off would-be killers of his children with a tactical throw-pillow.

    Umm-kay – so your point is that there are many “concealed carry permit holders” that are not law-abiding citizens? Wow, what a tool. You’d think the “President of the Brady Campaign” would be a bit more knowledgable on the whole CCW permit process.

  5. There already is a national database of elected politicians and look how much good that has done us.

  6. In my community, the number of *police* charged with crimes exceeds the number of ‘civilian’ CCW holders charged with crimes. Of course, the Brady Bunch wouldn’t focus on such inconvenient truths.

  7. A simple Google search reveals that in the United States, deaths involving cars outnumber deaths involving guns by almost 3:1.

  8. A national database of non gun owners would go further towards preventing crimes, as permitted gun owners are one of the most law abiding segments of society.

  9. OK, Brady-tool, I am willing to accept that a small minority of anti- self-defense members of the Brady Bunch group are NOT useful idiots. That’s not where this debate or conversation needs to be. It needs to be on the substantial majority of your members who ARE idiotic brain-dead twits.

    If any readers of this forum are offended by this post, too bad.

  10. {FLAME DELETED} Followed by more {FLAME DELETED}
    Seriously??? Are you kidding me???
    Out of all the CCW holders who are involved in some infraction, how many of those are violent crimes with the use of guns? I mean law of averages says it is going to happen right?
    If we eliminated all other crime and only had crime perpetrated by CCW holders we would be living in Utopia…
    Even his statement with out further thought sounds like BS to me…

  11. “I am willing to accept that the majority of concealed carry permit holders are law-abiding citizens. That’s not where this debate or conversation needs to be. It needs to be on the percentage that are not.” Dan Gross

    Mmm-hmm. Yeeh, he thinks that if he can steer the conversation to the .01% of CCW permit holders who have their permit revoked (for any reason at all, not necessarily for a violent crime) , he can paint us all (gun owners) with the same brush.

    So, naturally, that IS where he wants the conversation to be.

    Understandable, in his case. A conversation about the 99.99% of CCW Permit holders (and the overwhelming majority of gun owners) who never get their permits taken away (for any reason, gun related or not), or commit a crime with a gun, would be a boring conversation indeed . And a conversation that would undercut Mr. Dan Gross’ arguments for more and stricter gun control.

  12. Let’s turn it around:

    I’m sure a significant percentage of the the Brady group are well meaning folks, but let’s not focus on them, how about we focus on the percentage of your people who are absolute nut jobs and know nothing about guns, gun laws, self defense, etc.? They just want to parrot a liberal cause so they can feel good about themselves.

  13. Or, I realize that the majority of the Brady Bunch are well programmed transnational progressives who can’t bear the thought of being responsible for their own choices and actions, that’s not where the conversation needs to be, it needs to be on the tiny minority who make their living as Judas Goats who try to lead the sheep into the slaughter house.

  14. “I am willing to accept that the majority of concealed carry permit holders are law-abiding citizens. That’s not where this debate or conversation needs to be. It needs to be on the percentage that are not.”
    Which is very, very small and not really a problem in the violence and crime picture. I recommend this wonderful ( Nazi ) man concentrate on the real criminal element.

  15. He’s not really serious about debating 0.3% of CCW permit holders. As soon as the minuscule numbers come to light, and how the huge majority behaves well, and how crime drops, you can bet they’ll be changing the subject. First it’s rifles, then it’s handguns, then it’s semiautomatics, then it’s background checks, then it’s waiting periods, then it’s gun shows, now it’s CCW. You’d almost begin to think they were really just trying to get your guns.

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