This is awesome. A shit ton of people want guns.
El Bombardero and I were at the Tanner Gun Show this weekend, and it was refreshing to see all walks of life looking for guns.
Being the ultra conservative that I am, Iâ€™m not too fond of the homosexual bunch, but I can tolerate them when they are buying guns. Something about seeing fags putting a firm grip on a shotgun, and watching them pump the action back and forward.
Tree hugging, Wall Street Occupying, weed smoking, hemp wearing hippies flocked to the Tanner Gun Show as well. Although anybody whoâ€™s not like me should burn in hell (thatâ€™s what the Bible says), it is good to see that they are growing up and buying guns.
Madison - In less than six weeks, 56,000 people applied for a permit under Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law and thousands more bought handguns, swamping the state agency handling the required background checks.
The applicants so far amount to about 1% of the state’s population, and very few of them have been rejected for a permit. The number of state background checks for handgun purchases is also up more than 50% for the year – another sign of the large numbers of people taking advantage of the new concealed carry law.
The state Department of Justice has been able to process all the applications and background checks within the deadlines set in state law, but that task will grow more difficult in the coming days as the time frame for handling concealed carry permits tightens.
“People are working weekends. People are working long hours,” DOJ spokeswoman Dana Brueck said. “They’re doing everything they can to meet those deadlines.”
On Nov. 1, Wisconsin became the 49th state in the country to allow the concealed carry of weapons, prompting a rush from people who have long wanted a permit. The law allows people 21 and older to qualify for weapons permits if they are trained and can pass a background check that shows they’re not felons or otherwise barred from carrying guns.
As of Dec. 11, a total of 24,821 people had had permits approved by the state and only a small number – 296 people – have been denied, according to new DOJ statistics.
Among those denied, an even smaller number – “fewer than two dozen” – have been rejected because of serious reasons such as their criminal records or mental health history, Brueck said. Most of the other denials are for reasons such as the applicant’s address didn’t match other state records, leaving open the possibility the person could correct that information, reapply and receive a permit.
For applications filed before Dec. 1, the state has 45 days under the law to process applications and manage the initial surge of people seeking a permit. But going forward the state has only 21 days to process the applications, which will be “more of a challenge,” Brueck said.