You don’t say

Jeff at Alphecca points to an article where the reporter must have missed the meaning of the words “Gun Show”

Among the assault rifles and razor-sharp throwing stars for sale at a recent Freeman Coliseum gun show, fierce loyalty to John McCain also was on display. Lit by flashing red lights and imprinted on buttons, his name greeted browsers at the booths of dealers who consider this year’s presidential contest a momentous occasion.

“This election is the most important election in my lifetime,” said Sheryl Loughlin, a 62-year-old Cibolo resident who wore a “No B.O.” (Barack Obama) button high on her shirt.

And guns were ever-present.

No shit! Guns at a Gun Show! Why the nerve of some people!

I was expecting to be able to stock up on my needlepoint supplies and instead I got a bunch of rednecks clinging to their guns!

Next up, David Hardy finds stats on Florida’s falling crime rate, and then points to a very likely cause

The number of Floridians with permission to pack heat has jumped nearly 50 percent in three years.

In 2005, one year before the state Legislature’s decision to provide anonymity to people holding concealed weapons licenses, there were 347,350 active permits statewide.

Now, that number has swelled to about 520,000.

Oddly enough, despite the best efforts of the gun pushers at the NRA, blood still isn’t running in the streets, even though one in every 35 people in Florida has a carry permit.

It is almost as though there is such a thing as a responsible gun owner.

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3 Responses to You don’t say

  1. dogtulosba says:

    Isn’t FL the state where you can take the course online? I see ads all over these parts for UT and FL CCW classes. So I have an impression that of those numbers, maybe a few are out-of-towners. Then again, I bet NC is that way too with all the Army bastards and Marines, but at least the pay state “sales” tax.

  2. Phil says:

    I haven’t the foggiest idea about that, DT.

    Anyone else know?

  3. Army of Dad says:

    This comment shows that just over 54k of the half million permits are out of state. Some of those 1 in 10 could be snow birds and could be called residents at least part of the year.

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