CCW permit applicants breaking records

More and more gun owners are getting permits to carry concealed weapons in West Michigan -- an apparent response to President Barack Obama's administration, county clerks say. Full Story
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take your medicine

Grand Haven, MI

#161 Mar 13, 2009
Oops, meant A, not an, Crazy...
upnorthscott

United States

#162 Mar 13, 2009
idunno wrote:
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well i had 2 GUN MEN pointing 2 PISTOLS at
ME in front of MY CRIB AMBUSHING me a year ago..........
how's THAT for EXPERIENCE if i would of had a GUN they would of got that too....
or more than likely SHOT trying to be the HERO over WHAT I HAD IN MY POCKETS??
NOW THAT'S DUMB..........
getting KILLED over PRIDE..........
chances ARE that ain't gonna HAPPEN to ME AGAIN MAYBE??????????
if someone gonna get YOU YOU will GET got PLAIN and SIMPLE that's the WAY IT IS..........
keep RUNNING around LIFE PARANOID about what someone MIGHT DO..........
THAT ain't a REAL MAN in my book........
anyway if YOU did SHOOT someone YOU'D probably be so TRAMATIZED ya KNEES would be SHAKEN LIKE DON KNOX the rest of YOUR LIFE??????????
i do got GUNS but hey i ain't that TERRORFIED YET..........
OOOOOH.....so they had CCW'S now I understand
Those were police....they were patting you down
upnorthscott

United States

#163 Mar 13, 2009
idunno wrote:
<quoted text>
well i had 2 GUN MEN pointing 2 PISTOLS at
ME in front of MY CRIB AMBUSHING me a year ago..........
how's THAT for EXPERIENCE if i would of had a GUN they would of got that too....
or more than likely SHOT trying to be the HERO over WHAT I HAD IN MY POCKETS??
NOW THAT'S DUMB..........
getting KILLED over PRIDE..........
chances ARE that ain't gonna HAPPEN to ME AGAIN MAYBE??????????
if someone gonna get YOU YOU will GET got PLAIN and SIMPLE that's the WAY IT IS..........
keep RUNNING around LIFE PARANOID about what someone MIGHT DO..........
THAT ain't a REAL MAN in my book........
anyway if YOU did SHOOT someone YOU'D probably be so TRAMATIZED ya KNEES would be SHAKEN LIKE DON KNOX the rest of YOUR LIFE??????????
i do got GUNS but hey i ain't that TERRORFIED YET..........
2 guns ..what was you're response?
This was my 1st time in civilian life. I'm not traumatized. I know I have a tunnel vision response,that's a very dangerous condition and leaves you open to attacks from different directions.
You stated you were ambushed in front of your home. sounds as if you were not aware of your surrondings.

I live in the country (boonies) 4 yrs ago a man knocked on my door at 10:30pm indicated his vehicle had broken down 5 miles down the road and wanted a drink of water.

What would your response have been? I'll tell you mine.

Gut feeling.. somthings not right.
I said "just a minute". This scenario had already been rehearsed between my wife and I. She Immediately dialed 911 and posted in the rear hall with a shotgun,this leads to the only rear entrance to our home, and directly to the safe room, I went to the front armed also. He was no longer there.
We remained in these positions until i visually saw the sheriff pull up. at that point my wife told dispatch he was on scene.

You can't prepare for everything, but a little training goes a long ways.

BTW this guys car had brocken down, But my response was and is still the correct one. I'm not sorry
Bob

New York, NY

#164 Mar 13, 2009
Who's Don Knox?

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#165 Mar 13, 2009
idunno wrote:
<quoted text>
well i had 2 GUN MEN pointing 2 PISTOLS at
ME in front of MY CRIB AMBUSHING me a year ago..........
how's THAT for EXPERIENCE if i would of had a GUN they would of got that too....
or more than likely SHOT trying to be the HERO over WHAT I HAD IN MY POCKETS??
NOW THAT'S DUMB..........
getting KILLED over PRIDE..........
chances ARE that ain't gonna HAPPEN to ME AGAIN MAYBE??????????
if someone gonna get YOU YOU will GET got PLAIN and SIMPLE that's the WAY IT IS..........
keep RUNNING around LIFE PARANOID about what someone MIGHT DO..........
THAT ain't a REAL MAN in my book........
anyway if YOU did SHOOT someone YOU'D probably be so TRAMATIZED ya KNEES would be SHAKEN LIKE DON KNOX the rest of YOUR LIFE??????????
i do got GUNS but hey i ain't that TERRORFIED YET..........
What time do you start drinking in the morning?

Oh yeah, your shift key on your keyboard is sticking too.

“Come, heed the wisdom”

Since: Sep 07

Grand Rapids, MI

#166 Mar 13, 2009
idunno wrote:
<quoted text>
well i had 2 GUN MEN pointing 2 PISTOLS at
ME in front of MY CRIB AMBUSHING me a year ago..........
how's THAT for EXPERIENCE if i would of had a GUN they would of got that too....
or more than likely SHOT trying to be the HERO over WHAT I HAD IN MY POCKETS??
NOW THAT'S DUMB..........
getting KILLED over PRIDE..........
chances ARE that ain't gonna HAPPEN to ME AGAIN MAYBE??????????
if someone gonna get YOU YOU will GET got PLAIN and SIMPLE that's the WAY IT IS..........
keep RUNNING around LIFE PARANOID about what someone MIGHT DO..........
THAT ain't a REAL MAN in my book........
anyway if YOU did SHOOT someone YOU'D probably be so TRAMATIZED ya KNEES would be SHAKEN LIKE DON KNOX the rest of YOUR LIFE??????????
i do got GUNS but hey i ain't that TERRORFIED YET..........
Wow, that's quite the creative use of capital letters.

In my book it's cowards that make being a thief worth it. If everyone were willing to kill thieves at any good opportunity then theft would drop way off. In your case there wouldn't likely have been a good opportunity but it's not always like that. A real man defends his home and property. I can pretty well assure you that if I shot a thief I'd be shaken for a little bit but I'd be proud as can be the rest of my life. Not everyone is like you. If someone broke into my home and threatened me and/or my family I'd have no problem with slitting their throat with a kitchen knife (if that's all I had) and watching the life fade from their eyes. That's all a piece of trash like that deserves. The only good thief is a dead thief.
idunno

Detroit, MI

#167 Mar 13, 2009
upnorthscott wrote:
<quoted text>2 guns ..what was you're response?
This was my 1st time in civilian life. I'm not traumatized. I know I have a tunnel vision response,that's a very dangerous condition and leaves you open to attacks from different directions.
You stated you were ambushed in front of your home. sounds as if you were not aware of your surrondings.
I live in the country (boonies) 4 yrs ago a man knocked on my door at 10:30pm indicated his vehicle had broken down 5 miles down the road and wanted a drink of water.
What would your response have been? I'll tell you mine.
Gut feeling.. somthings not right.
I said "just a minute". This scenario had already been rehearsed between my wife and I. She Immediately dialed 911 and posted in the rear hall with a shotgun,this leads to the only rear entrance to our home, and directly to the safe room, I went to the front armed also. He was no longer there.
We remained in these positions until i visually saw the sheriff pull up. at that point my wife told dispatch he was on scene.
You can't prepare for everything, but a little training goes a long ways.
BTW this guys car had brocken down, But my response was and is still the correct one. I'm not sorry
what a COUPLE of IDIOTS running around with GUNS because SOMEONE KNOCKED on YOUR DOOR..........

"YOU got YOUR WIFE so SCARED and PARANOID maybe that's YOUR ONLY WAY to KEEP HER there??????????

ABUSE comes in MANY FORMS..........
idunno

Detroit, MI

#168 Mar 14, 2009
Collin K wrote:
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Wow, that's quite the creative use of capital letters.
In my book it's cowards that make being a thief worth it. If everyone were willing to kill thieves at any good opportunity then theft would drop way off. In your case there wouldn't likely have been a good opportunity but it's not always like that. A real man defends his home and property. I can pretty well assure you that if I shot a thief I'd be shaken for a little bit but I'd be proud as can be the rest of my life. Not everyone is like you. If someone broke into my home and threatened me and/or my family I'd have no problem with slitting their throat with a kitchen knife (if that's all I had) and watching the life fade from their eyes. That's all a piece of trash like that deserves. The only good thief is a dead thief.
YOU have been WATCHING(*_*)too many RAMBO MOVIES..........
my RAMBO KNIFE last resort weapon is ALL I REALLY NEED and my TECH nina......
upnorthscott

United States

#169 Mar 14, 2009
idunno wrote:
<quoted text>
what a COUPLE of IDIOTS running around with GUNS because SOMEONE KNOCKED on YOUR DOOR..........
"YOU got YOUR WIFE so SCARED and PARANOID maybe that's YOUR ONLY WAY to KEEP HER there??????????
ABUSE comes in MANY FORMS..........
After reading your rants, I have come to the conclusion that you are definately a type A person, who instead of talking about informed aspects of your position seems to lower yourself to incoherent and somewhat neanderthal like outbursts of calling people names. It appears there is only one person who is "paranoid", and it does'nt make sense. The people who you should be worried about don't have CCW's.

“Come, heed the wisdom”

Since: Sep 07

Grand Rapids, MI

#170 Mar 14, 2009
idunno wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU have been WATCHING(*_*)too many RAMBO MOVIES..........
my RAMBO KNIFE last resort weapon is ALL I REALLY NEED and my TECH nina......
Heh, that may be so. It's unlikely that someone armed with a knife would be able to get to the throat of an attacker or intruder. It's much more likely to end up stabbing someone in the back or arm or something. My point, however, is that I don't care about the life of someone breaking in. Whether it's a gun, a knife, or a baseball bat I would not be afraid to try to defend myself or my property. As I said before, the only good thief is a dead thief. Or at least a thief with a really bad headache after they got whacked with a bat. The only way to actually reduce crime is to stand up and make sure it's not worth a criminal's time. Sure, there will still be crazy people and drug addicts that need money for the next fix. But taking lethal measures to protect yourself stops such people from doing it again. People rely too much on the police to protect them... At least in Michigan. It seems like people from Texas tend to hold views much more similar to mine.
Julie

Grand Rapids, MI

#171 Mar 14, 2009
I am sure it has to do with the crime in GR. It is not even safe to be in the downtown area anymore. The people you have to worry about are NOT the ones that have a CCW, they are just trying to protect themselves against the criminal element. We need to crack down on those with illegal weapons and not on people that respect the law.
Ken is dumb

Grand Rapids, MI

#172 Mar 18, 2009
My name is Ken2527 and I am dumb!
MGT

AOL

#173 Mar 27, 2009
Ken2527 wrote:
Great, All Michigan needs is more people carrying guns. What a stupid law, I think that it should be overturned and the CCW permits should be invalidated. The only real use for hand guns is to shoot people. I have never met a hunter that uses a Glock 9mm. I can understand wanting to have rifles and shotguns for hunting, but what good is a handgun for really?
That's exactly what Michigan needs is more people carring guns! As long as they're trained, law abiding, responsible citizens. If we lived in a moral country where people respected other people, we wouldn't need "CPL" holders.(not CCW) Because we live in a crime ridden community is the reason we should be able protect ourseves. If you don't want to carry...Don't. That's your right same as my right is to carry if I choose. Also I know lots of people who hunt with handguns.
CitizenCain

Holland, MI

#174 Mar 27, 2009
There are currently over 186.000 concealed weapons permit holders in Michigan.
thats ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX THOUSAND.

The liberals hate it because liberal hate individuality and prefer to impose their Hive like mindset on us.
The proof is in the numbers..no blood in the streets, only scared criminals and the liberal fools who protect them.
But a liberal will never come to your aid or help you when your getting robbed or murdered, but they are always the first to scream about people who are responsible and use their rights to protect themselves.
Liberals always defend the robbers ans rapist but never the law abiding citizen.
ACORREIA

Leander, TX

#175 Aug 10, 2010
Ken2527 wrote:
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Wow you must be homophobic or something to infer that my opposition to handguns make me gay. You probably carry a gun so the guy that you are meeting in a rest area doesn't try to rob you after your done.
WOOOOOOOOW, That was F@#&IN' hilarious !!!!!

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