Guns and Coffee originally uploaded by John Fischer
Last week’s poll asked about your willingness/desire to travel for work. I have been doing it more and more and have generally thought it was fun depending on the location and amount of time. It would seem that based on the responses provided that most of you agree. Anyone have any suggestions on how to make it better when you are traveling–especially with young kids?
This week’s poll comes from this Savage Pacer article regarding the rapid rise in the number of gun permits granted in Scott County in 2012 and how it mirrors similar trends in other metro counties.
From the article:
Permit-to-carry handgun applications are up 60 percent over last year. On this day last year, the county had 272 permit-to-carry applications. Right now, it has had 456 for the year.
Hennepin County is experiencing a similar trend, with a 54-percent increase in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.
While the article doesn’t go into specific motivations for why individual people are applying, one has to wonder if people are just doing it because they can or because they feel a need to protect themselves more than what existed when the law was enacted in 2003.
Do you have a carry permit and if so why did you choose to get one? Do you feel less safe now than you did say 5 years ago and that you may want to carry a gun for your own protection? Do you have plans to add a permit in the near future? If you don’t carry one on your person do you have guns in your home to protect yourself and your family from some possible future threat? Do you think the current law should be changed and that people should not be able to carry firearms on their person?
Whatever you have to say about this one vote on the sidebar and then comment on below. After you do both of those things feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.