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Gun-toting soccer moms a scary thought in D.C. area, but not out west

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Packman73, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    Gun-toting soccer moms a scary thought in D.C. area, but not out west
    The Washington Post reports:
    In the red rock and sand of the Arizona desert, just past the retirement villages and golf greens that have made this sun-worshipping city famous, sits the biggest public shooting range in the United States.

    Not far away are the Wal-Marts where Arizonans pay Sun City retirees to wait in line when a new ammo shipment arrives, lest the supply run out. Residents have the right to carry handguns openly, and starting last month residents who have no criminal records and are at least 21 also are able to carry concealed weapons just about anywhere, without the bother of getting a permit.

    The full embrace of firearms is just as fervent to the north in Montana, where nearly two-thirds of all households have firearms. Montanans feel so strongly about their right to own guns for hunting, fending off grizzlies and -- if it comes to it -- fellow humans that lawmakers passed a measure last year that challenges the federal government's authority to regulate guns made and kept in their state.

    This is the gun culture of the American West, and it is from here that the latest challenge to the District's firearms laws has come. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have proposed a law that they say would sweep away overly stringent regulations imposed by the D.C. Council after the Supreme Court struck down the city's 32-year ban on handguns.
    An usual article for the Washington Post: they actually admit that gun ownership is quite popular outside Washington D.C.

    Posted by Steve Bartin





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  2. Aug 19, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    I love Arizona and I've never even been there. I live in a pretty gun friendly state, but I envy your gun laws.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    Speaking of soccer moms. I was at the gas station this morning.......uh.nm. wrong thread.
     
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    Oregon is a right to carry state. Anyone that isn't a convicted felon or mentally ill can take a short class, fill out the app and get a concealed weapons permit. I don't carry very often but it's nice to have from time to time. I lived in California and took an act of God to get one down there.
     
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