>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <email@example.com>
>a) there is no 'thrill' or 'rush' from packing heat. Anyone who does so for
>purpose or to get the chance to use it on somebody shouldn't be carrying,
>should really reexamine why they are carrying. This is the typical response
>the hoplophobes, that people who carry are a bunch of bloodthirsty sadists
>wanna go out and kick ass. This couldn't be further from the truth. To have
>carry permit, you have to be one of the more squeaky clean and non-violent
>people in your society. When I applied for my permit, the cops called
>at least half a dozen people who knew me (not people I had given as
>as, according to the police chief, "Those people are gonna say nice things
>you.") and asked questions like 'is he a violent person?', 'has he ever
>mean to animals?', etc...which led to some interesting phone calls to me
>in the week....they also did a 50 state and a federal background check for
>criminal record (even though state law says its not required).
Are you kidding me? This is supposed to convince me that people who carry
guns are the most "squeaky clean and non-violent people" in society? That,
as you like to say, is rich!
Clue: the cops who killed Amadou Diallo and the cops who sodomized Abner
Louima and the cops in LA's Rampart Precinct who apparently routinely
framed, beat and shot innocent people *all* passed the same sort of
background test you're talking about.
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