Utah concealed gun permit sales surge to record high

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  • Bubba Royce Port Charlotte, FL
    Oct. 18, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    How many CC folks are determined not to be a victims and carry there weapon into the places that gun restrictions. I for one am protected by the second amendment. The solution to gun violence is through education and training of our children not the fear mongering that comes from Washington and promoted by the media. Better to have a gun and not need it than the other way around.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    Two folks at my work recently got theirs, guess what they have in common?
    They listen to the same paranoid radio rants daily and fear sells, is Obama coming for your guns ...still? hahahah
    The chances of you having to use your gun to defend yourself are the same as you being hit by lightning, unless you put yourself in dangerous circumstances on purpose, like carrying a lightning rod.

    For the record I own several guns, I'm just not a fool easily parted with his money thru paranoid radio entertainers, and gun manufacture lobbyist like the NRA, who's job is, drum roll ....selling guns and gun paraphernalia.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 16, 2013 10:51 p.m.

    The fear a few have of a dystopic future is preventing us from dealing with our dystopic present.

  • Call2Action Thatcher, UT
    Oct. 16, 2013 8:19 p.m.

    Utah has a very high percentage of people with a CC permit, which I see as a good thing and a deterrent to crime. I am wondering what the percentage of adults with permits is. I'm guessing it is about 35%, but I don't know for sure since I don't know how many of the 2.8M residents are over 21.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Oct. 16, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    Take the $2.3 million surplus paid by gun owners and make a one time appropriation for grants to build or improve shooting ranges, especially near population centers where places to shoot are limited.

    Otherwise, make the next 41,000 permits and renewals FREE since BCI already has collected enough money to pay for them. Or make permits and renewals FREE for all Utah residents and eventually when they no longer show a surplus, reinstate the Utah resident fees.

    Under no circumstances just dump this money into the general fund!