SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large Michael Z. Williamson forwarded this: Record numbers now licensed to pack heat; The “right-to-carry” movement has succeeded in boosting the number of licensed concealed-gun carriers to about 6 million. Mike’s favorite quote from the article: “Because the gun death rates parallel an overall drop in crime, Hemenway suspects that the decline ‘has nothing to do with concealed-carry laws.'” Mike’s comment: “Did a PhD actually say that?”
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Attention Coloradans: Reader P.M. in Colorado suggested a “private party” sales venue where he has both sold and purchased guns. Note that interstate sales of post-1898 guns without using an FFL is illegal, but intrastate sales between private parties are perfectly legal in most states. (Be sure to consult your state laws, first!) JWR Adds: In my experience, two other good sources for private party guns are GunsAmerica.com and GunBroker.com.
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Eric S. sent this item: Amid budget crisis, California makes parole easier – Yahoo! News. Eric commented: “24,000 prisoners released in one year due to budget cuts, not rehabilitation. and this will not affect the public’s safety?”