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This month, we hit 221,712 permits. And still, no blood in the streets.

Push for gun control leads to record increase in Minnesota carry permits

Largest increase since gun control frenzy following Sandy Hook murders

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – The number of valid Minnesota carry permits is now 221,712, an increase of more than 6,000 in the last month, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

That’s the second-largest increase ever. The largest increase occurred in March 2013, in the wake of calls for increased gun control following the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The sharp increase following the San Bernadino, California mass murder — and subsequent calls for more restrictions on firearms — was entirely predictable, according to GOCRA President Andrew Rothman. “Nothing gets people more interested in exercising their rights than the threat of having them taken away,” he said, noting a similar increase after Sandy Hook.

GOCRA’s founder and chairman, Professor Joseph E. Olson, emphasized that although police arrived at the San Bernadino scene in under five minutes, the killers had already taken 14 lives and fled the scene.

“The only solution to a mass murder incident is instant counterfire,” he said. “It doesn’t matter who is shooting back: police, security, or an ordinary citizen.  All that matters is that someone is.  As history shows, after the first armed resistance, the murderer will almost always either give up, or run for cover — and often commit suicide.  Either way, the presence of instant counterfire ends the murdering.  Nothing else does.”

The number of active permits has grown by more than 20,000 in the last six months, a 9.3% increase.

Those numbers mean that more than one in 19 eligible Minnesota adults has a Minnesota Permit to Carry (approximately 3% of Minnesota permits are held by residents of other states).

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Background

Since the passage of the Minnesota Citizens Personal Protection Act in 2003, permits to carry a firearm have been available to any adult 21 and over who successfully completes training and passes multiple criminal, mental health, and substance abuse background checks. Prior to that law, permits were issued at the discretion of law enforcement, and numbered about 12,000 statewide in 2003.

While the “Minnesota Permit to Carry A Pistol,” commonly known as a “Carry Permit,” is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a “concealed carry” permit, the law allows either open or concealed carry by licensed individuals.

Data is summarized from monthly reports issued by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Copies of the last seven years of reports may be accessed here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2w65vr8iveacynv/AACi4SFAkIuuVP47dQVc_Dpwa?dl=0

We have tabulated the monthly numbers here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wczla52q0r7kik8/Monthly-since-2003.csv?dl=0

Population percentages are based on a U.S. Census Bureau 2015 estimate of Minnesota population at 5,489,594 and 2010 age demographics.

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  1. Gov. Christie Vetoes Bill Requiring Gun Shops to Sell Smart Guns – 2016-01-19 15:21:15-05
    Governor Chris Christie has received a lot of flack for his record on guns in New Jersey, and the other Republican presidential candidates let him know it in the last debate. Now it seems the Governor is trying to change his image on guns with the latest veto of a gun law that would have Continue reading here…
  2. Judge Rejects Obama’s Attempt to Conceal Fast and Furious Records Under Executive Privilege – 2016-01-19 20:33:53-05
    No matter what President Obama says on gun control or “gun safety” as he likes to call it, none of us will ever forget how the government program of Fast and Furious led to thousands of guns being sent to drug lords in Mexico. The president would like his legacy to be one of gun Continue reading here…
  3. Concealed Carry Requests Skyrocket in San Bernardino as Backlog Frustrates Citizens – 2016-01-20 10:03:38-05
    Residents of San Bernardino County have come to the realization that being disarmed does not make one safer, and now more than ever people are requesting concealed carry permits. USA Today reported that just one month after the San Bernardino attacks that killed 14 people, concealed carry permit requests jumped up 9 times in the Continue reading here…
  4. .50 Cal Fast and Furious Rifle Found in El Chapo Hideout – 2016-01-20 11:13:34-05
    Just a day after we reported that a federal judge has denied Obama’s executive privilege claim over Fast and Furious records we have discovered that a .50 caliber rifle was found in El Chapo’s hideout. The gun-smuggling investigation sent thousands of guns into the hands of drug cartels in Mexico, and the Obama administration has Continue reading here…
  5. Pizza Guy with 1911 .45 ACP Stops Armed Robber at Mall – 2016-01-20 14:07:45-05
    Thanks to the efforts of a man carrying a 1911 .45 ACP pistol an armed robber was stopped at an Anchorage, Alaska mall on Sunday afternoon. A security guard at the mall was not enough to stop the robber, who had stuffed $1,200 worth of clothing into a bag and was struggling with the security Continue reading here…
  6. Armed Chemistry Teacher Saves Lives of Students During Taliban School Attack – 2016-01-21 11:01:33-05
    The Taliban carried out a deadly attack at a Pakistani school.  21 were pronounced dead, but at least one Chemistry teacher saved lives as he fought off the attackers, giving the students time to escape. Some in the teachers association had objected to arming the staff because “it was not their job to fight off Continue reading here…
  7. Armed Robber Outnumbered by Two Armed Store Clerks Who Fired Back – 2016-01-21 12:26:21-05
    In this defensive gun use it was two armed good guys who fired back at the armed robber, stopping another violent criminal. The owner of the Deerfield Beach, Florida convenience store says he makes no apologies for keeping half a dozen guns stashed in his store for security threats like the one his store just Continue reading here…
  8. [VIDEO] Gunny Names His Favorite Gun of All Time – 2016-01-21 13:39:30-05
    Retired U.S. Marine R. Lee Ermey sat down with TheBlaze at 2016’s SHOT Show to talk about the second season of his Outdoor Channel show, “Gunny Time.”
  9. Anti-Gun Senator Wants to Debate Gun Control and Leave the Constitution Out of It – 2016-01-21 14:35:34-05
    Sometimes I see these stories and I just have to shake my head.  It never ceases to amaze me to what lengths the anti-gun movement will go in order to disarm the law abiding. The US Senate plans on holding a hearing on gun control, but at least one Senator wants to make sure that Continue reading here…
  10. Comcast Demands Gun Images Be Removed from Ads for Outdoors Show, NRA Says No2016-01-22 11:50:37-05
    In another example of political correctness gone nonsensical, Comcast has ordered the NRA to remove guns, and gun images from its ads promoting the outdoors show in Pennsylvania. The media giant says it will not air the ads until the images have been removed. In an email to the NRA Comcast did not explain what Continue reading here…
 
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BOOM: NSSF Addresses President Obama’s Lies About The Gun Industry

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) published an open letter to President Obama to address dishonest statements he made about the gun industry.

Dear Mr. President:

The men and women of America’s firearms and ammunition industry are profoundly disappointed by your statements that we stand in the way of improving public safety.

We are America’s gun safety experts, in the true meaning of that phrase. We provide the firearms to our nation’s military, law enforcement agencies and the civilian market for hunting, target shooting and self-defense.

Mr. President, we share the goal of reducing the intentional misuse of guns and enhancing the safety of our communities. We work toward that goal every day.

  • We launched our FixNICSSM initiative in 2013 to encourage the states to report all appropriate adjudicated mental health and criminal records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. We have succeeded in getting legislation passed in 16 states to help enable this outcome. We welcome your administration’s attention to this issue.
  • We are Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs). Most firearm sales at gun shows and over the Internet are made by licensed retailers and currently receive background checks. We support further resources for staffing and increasing operational hours for the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to make the system more responsive.
  • We have long called for effective enforcement of the many laws already on the books covering the criminal misuse of firearms and would encourage the administration to carry through on this directive. Our industry’s “Don’t Lie for the Other GuyTM” anti-straw purchasing program, 100 percent funded by the industry and run in cooperation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, would gain resonance through vigorous prosecutions of offenders.
  • Through “Project ChildSafe” and our manufacturers’ new-gun sales, the industry has distributed 100 million free gun locks. Run without any taxpayer assistance for seven years, Project ChildSafe’s effectiveness is recognized by its adoption by 15,000 law enforcement departments nationwide.
  • Our industry has never opposed development of “Smart Gun Technology.” We have serious concerns about the safety and advisability of the concepts involved. Accordingly, law enforcement agencies and consumers themselves will have to determine whether firearms with this technology “would be consistent with operational needs,” as your team points out. We oppose legal mandates for this technology, particularly since there are well-proven methods to secure firearms, and firearms accidents are at 100-year low levels.

Our traditions are strongly held, underpinned by the constitutionally-protected lawful commerce in firearms. Our hundreds of thousands of employees, and the families that depend on them, are not your enemies, and we deeply resent being cast in that light.

Source: BOOM: NSSF Addresses President Obama’s Lies About The Gun Industry

RULES FOR TYRANTS

Stolen from here…

Rules for Tyrants
1) Confiscate all guns from the general population based on a fabricated premise.
2) Control all media output.
3) Revise history
4) Treat the treasury as your own bank
5) Hire the most ignorant people to do your bidding
6) Expand government to control the lives of the population who placed you in power
7) Encourage people to spy on each other
8) Devalue education to train a generation of idiots
9) Manipulate the military and police so they do your bidding not the population as a whole
10) Mingle with celebrities and the super rich because they generally control the masses.
Do these rules sound familiar? They should. Obama and his minions follow these rules as though they are the Ten Commandments. These are the basic ten. Please add to this list.
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