Concealed carry being implemented in a high-crime area.
If our politicians can carry http://news.yahoo.com/illinois-lawma...024620350.html then there's no reason we shouldn't. The gang on gang crime won't change, but with any luck robberies and home invasions will go down as well as gang/crackhead on civillian crime. I'm willing to bet Chicago will try and make it extremely difficult to carry in the city proper. Right now, to have a gun in the home, one needs to take a course, pay a $100 for a firearm permit to be renewed every 3 years, and register each gun with the CPD at a cost of $15. per firearm....Except the bad guys. They do what they want.
Edit: and that is after paying the fee for the FOID card, a $15 background check for each firearm purchased, and soon to be implemented $25 per firearm Crook County tax
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Yeah, I suspect Chicago and Cook Cty will tax the heck out of gun ownership and CCW permits... along with endless BS to qualify.
GA is kinda at the opposite extreme: One gets a CCW permit, costs around $100 give or take, lasts 5 years. Part of this is a GBI background check and finger-printing... they are doing the printing digitally now.
Get a felony... you loose your permit and are not eligible for another... ever. Also some rules about mental cases, spousal abuse, and child-support... everything depends on paying child support in GA for some reason... guess the single Mom's association (being facetious) has a strong lobby.
The part I do not care for is: There is NO training requirement at all... anyone of age without a record gets one. IMO there should be a safety course, including understanding the laws of GA. I would not mind 4 hrs of supervised range time being part of it also.