Is Self Defense a Good Reason for a Concealed Carry Permit?

By Dean Weingarten

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Dean Weingarten
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Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- California Poll:

Do you think self-defense is good enough cause to be issued a concealed weapons permit?

This is a straight yes or no question, and it is getting a clear response.   It is about 6-1 in favor of second amendment supporters at this time.

The question is based on the resolution of the Peruta decision, which says, in a straightforward way, that the second amendment protects the right of a person to carry arms outside of the home for self defense.

The result of the decision is that California permit applicants will not be denied a permit at the whim of the chief law enforcement officer of a jurisdiction.   A number of California sheriffs have been to issuing permits on a “shall issue” basis for years, but the large urban centers in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have consistently refused to issue nearly all permits, except for those politically connected.

Do you think self-defense is good enough cause to be issued a concealed weapons permit?

  • Yes     85%  (546 votes)
  • No     14%   (93 votes)

The Link for the poll is here

On line  polls  measure the ratio of those who are interested enough to answer an online poll. The results here are typical.  Second Amendment supporters typically outnumber those who push for more restrictions by 3-10 to 1. In this case the ratio is now 6-1 ratio. This poll is asking a clear question about the legitimacy of self defense. Those who want more restrictions on guns must delegitimize self defense, or they lose.

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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    Eric
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    Eric

    The 2nd Amendment is about firearms anytime you desire, and doesn’t end at state lines.

    Nick
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    Nick

    Cant open carry in RI without permit

    Objective Thinker
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    Objective Thinker

    I am a competitive shooter, 2nd Ammendment supporter, and will fight to the last bullet if you try to take my guns away. However if you think that the “Right to Bear Arms” has anything to do with the right to carry a concealed weapon you might want to do a little research on both. The purpose of the permit is to insure that the person has been trained in the safe use of a firearm and is proficent with it for their safety and the people around them. If its the fee you have a problem with then you… Read more »

    freewill
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    freewill

    I wonder if the 94 people that answered no is the people that would sign the petition to make after birth abortion legal up to 5 years old. i’m not making that up, there was a real poll going on at universities.

    montieR
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    montieR

    The second amendment specifically prohibits “permitting” (infringing) the RIGHT to weapons ANY weapons. As such there is NO legal need for a “permit” ANYWHERE on American soil. BY the constitution we do NOT need permission from ANYONE to be armed.

    Reems
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    Reems

    There is but one reason to deny citizens their already God-given right to keep and bear arms – total citizen disarmament for the benefit of globalist communists.

    don
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    don

    Oh I don’t know. Do you suspose rain is a good reason to wear a raincoat? What an asinine question. Of course self defense is a reason to carry. Only a psychotic retarted liberal democrat would think to ask an ignorant question like that.

    rich
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    rich

    UH…. Democrat here… we are all not bad… don’t bash me for being demo…. I vote for gun rights though and will defend that right, have 3 now and will buy 10 more if they try to outlaw.

    Tom L
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    Tom L

    Sorry Pal, If you support the 2nd Amendment and value your rights, it’s time to switch parties. Democrat IS the party of Gun Control. ..Period

    Kevin McGonigal
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    Kevin McGonigal

    Why can’t we get a court decision like this in New jersey? Don’t our courts function?

    The Rifleman
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    The Rifleman

    Bravo T Sgt B. and I totally agree with what you’re saying, and I can relate to that as well. However, I can’t help but wander what the severe consequences might be for you in “refusing” to abide by the laws that say we “must” abide by (in this case licenses/permits) or suffer very dire consequences? (ex. carrying a concealed weapon without a permit) It’s a guaranteed 5 year jail time sentence here, along with astronomical fines! Personally speaking, you sound like a man with high morals, and one that deserves to be honored and respected, but I’ll bet you… Read more »

    mikrat
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    mikrat

    “The carrying of arms in a quiet, peaceable, and orderly manner, concealed on or about the person, is not a breach of the peace. Nor does such an act of itself, lead to a breach of the peace.” (Wharton’s Criminal and Civil Procedure, 12th Ed., Vol.2: Judy v. Lashley, 5 W. Va. 628, 41 S.E. 197).

    Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest
    http://www.constitution.org/uslaw/defunlaw.htm

    Janek
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    Janek

    Uh Duh!

    brian winters
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    brian winters

    Maybe that will happen in NJ but I am not holding my breath.

    mike
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    mike

    You darn right it is !!!!!!!!!

    angryfred
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    angryfred

    Since when do we need to buy permission for our rights?
    Do you need a permit to have an opinion?
    Do you need a permit to plead the 5th and not incriminate yourself?
    The list goes on if you want to add to it.
    Why do you need to pay to have a gun?

    TSgt B
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    TSgt B

    As someone whom has had concealed carry licenses/permits for several decades, in several states, I’ve decided to let them all expire, with no intent to renew them. As a retired military Small Arms Expert with Top Secret/Nuclear security clearances dating back to 1974, 12+ years as a law enforcement officer, many years as a certified firearms instructor, with no legal restrictions that would prevent me from buying, owning, possessing, using, selling and enjoying firearms, I absolutely REFUSE to ask for “permission” FROM MY SERVANTS to exercise a RIGHT that “Shall Not Be Infringed”. I’ve drawn my line in the sand,… Read more »

    Eric
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    Eric

    No permit required is a good reason to carry.