Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Concealed Carry in Memphis - a positive story

Memphis Commercial Appeal - Memphis' Source for News and Information: Local You don't often see a positive story about concealed carry. And it is no surprise that this isn't in the New York Times but in the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

There are several examples covered, so I will leave it to you to click on the link and read them all. I will highlight the quote from the local law enforcement.
"I'm all for an armed populace," says Sgt. Vince Higgins, spokesman for the Memphis Police Department. "As long as it's a trained populace (in gun safety) and educated in liability."
Police know, and the public is learning, the truth about crime and the reactive nature of police work.
"What the authorities typically do is investigate crimes that already have happened," says Tom Givens, owner of Range Master, which trained 274 people in August and September alone. "That doesn't help the victim at all.
This is an interesting article. It does even mention the Death Wish movies, but then makes the point that people with concealed carry permits are NOT vigilantes. They are people who want to be safe. [Hat tip to Kevin]

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