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Pistol Permit Applications Surge...in New York?!
You'd think that New York would be the last place people would be looking to get a pistol permit, what with it being...New York. I mean, guns are scary. Unless they're in the hands of a criminal or a Muslim. Then they're an excuse to demonize the NRA. Or Christians.
Yet areas of upstate have seen a 45% increase. Yes, really.
Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello said applications are up 45 percent over one year. "It is pretty significantly higher. We processed as many this year so far than the full year in 2014. It's a dramatic spike," Bello told 13WHAM News.
Some said they were not surprised about the sharp increase. Troy Langfitt said he is going to apply in the coming days.
"I think it's a great thing and I think they should be up in all the counties," he said. "People wouldn't be walking into places with weapons if they knew most of them had a gun. If more people carried arms and others were aware of that, I think shootings would decrease greatly. I'll probably apply this week. I've been kicking it around for quite some time."
Exactly. If everyone is packing heat, even if it isn't everyone, but if more good guys were packing heat, there would be a certain feeling of... well, let's call it "politeness" for lack of a better term. One would be far less inclined to get their inner criminal on if, say, your mark stashed a .357 in his pocket, right next to his billfold.
"Gimme your money punk," is far less thrilling to say if the punk drops you.
A .44 Magnum will also do the trick.
Clerk Bello said mass shootings may have a roll in the upward trend.
"After the tragedy in Orlando, we saw a fairly significant increase in the number of applications taken from our office," said Bello. "I do think we're going to see a correlation there. People are feeling particularly frightened and in need of protecting themselves."
Weird, so even in New York, when something bad happens people want to be able to better protect themselves and their families...and not push laws that will make them more vulnerable. Laws like "gun-free zones" and tighter "gun control measures" which leftists love to tote as "common sense."
Nope. People's common sense tells them the exact opposite. When the caca hits the fan, get thee some boom-boom sticks. Science.
Seems even the people in crazy leftist utopia of New York aren't buying the anti-gun hype. They're instead buying guns.