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Thread #65619 Message #1082362
Posted By: Midchuck
30-Dec-03 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: Guns on planes
Subject: RE: BS: Guns on planes
I am not licensed to carry, because Vermont has no provision for handgun licensing. At all. If you want to carry, you just do it.
As I've said before, I own handguns, and like to shoot them, at tin cans mostly, but I don't carry them around. In Vermont I don't feel any need. In the cities, I feel a strong need, but I can't because it's illegal.
I do have a speedloader with some of the frangible rounds discussed above, although I don't think I'll try to take it on a plane. It's a good idea if a goblin is coming in the front door, but you want to keep on friendly terms with the people in the house across the street.
One point nobody has made about guns in the US is that it's illegal to even own or possess, much less carry in public, if you have a felony conviction, or even a misdemeanor involving violence. For life. Severe jail time, at the federal level.
One of the problems law enforcement in the US has is the number of police officers who beat up their wives or concubines - or, in some cases, husbands, I suspect -, get assault convictions, and then can't work as police officers because they can't carry weapons.