Should people be required to know concealed carry laws before getting a permit?
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    Should people be required to know concealed carry laws before getting a permit?

    What do think? Should a person who gets a concealed carry permit be expected to know the laws applicable to possession of a concealed carry weapon?

    And if caught intentionally breaking a concealed carry law, what should be the punishment?

    And by intentional, we simply mean they were knowingly carrying the weapon. It isn't necessary that they not know the law because lack of knowledge of the law can't be allowed as an excuse, otherwise every law breaker would just "you mean that's illegal? I didn't know that!"

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  3. Should they be expected to know the laws concerning CC? Absolutely they should. Anyone planning on carrying who does not take the time to learn the applicable laws of their state is not taking responsibility for their actions.


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  5. Quote Originally Posted by whiskycut View Post
    No
    So you are a believer in irresponsible firearm ownership?

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  6. I'm of the opinion any legal adult should be able to walk in a store pick out a handgun and carry it however they like!


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    Quote Originally Posted by john.f.moore1964 View Post
    I'm of the opinion any legal adult should be able to walk in a store pick out a handgun and carry it however they like!


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    If people don't have to pay for handguns they pick out in stores, how does the handgun store stay in business?

    Oh wait, I'll bet you think laws requiring people to pay for a handgun are OK.

    How about someone who doesn't think laws requiring that a person pay for a handgun are valid - should they be allowed to just pick out a handgun and walk out with it without any consequences?

    Can't everyone be a law unto themselves? Just do whatever they think is right?

    and what is a "legal adult"? Who gets to make that definition? For that matter, what is an "adult"? 21? 18? 16? 14? 12? and who makes that decision.

    Damn those founders of our country - they should have realized that organizing people into a country was going to create problems for the "I am a law unto myself" people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    What do think? Should a person who gets a concealed carry permit be expected to know the laws applicable to possession of a concealed carry weapon?
    Expected - yes. Required - NO!

    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    And if caught intentionally breaking a concealed carry law, what should be the punishment?
    None. Since every concealed carry law - except committing an otherwise criminal act using the gun - is an infringement on the 2nd Amendment. It should be enough to make it illegal to commit robbery, rape, murder, etc. It should never be illegal to simply carry a gun.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Interesting that the OP Title asks if people should know the law before getting a permit as opposed to once they have a permit and are carrying.

    In an ideal world, we should be free to do what we want and not worry about laws, but in the real world in which we live, I'd say it's a good idea to know the laws that pertain to what we do - whether it's carrying a gun or driving a car. Because government can and does throw people jail or fine us alot of money if we don't obey their laws.

    When I was looking into getting a license to carry, the procedure to get the license was on the same few pages of Indiana code as gun laws. So, I read all of it when I was finding out how to go about getting my license. I was actually surprised how easy it is to get a permit in my state and to learn that my state is much more gun friendly than many others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyyy View Post
    Interesting that the OP Title asks if people should know the law before getting a permit as opposed to once they have a permit and are carrying.
    Uh...how long after getting a permit and carrying should we give people before they are required to know the laws with regard to carrying under their permit? One day? One year? Five years?

    If we are going to impose laws on concealed carry that restrict it to people with a permit, don't you think it makes sense to require that they know the law before we let them have a permit?

    Or do we send around a CC permit examiner a few days, or months or years (or whatever you think the proper after-permit time period should be) after they get their permit and weapon to see if they learnt the law they are suppose to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post


    None. Since every concealed carry law - except committing an otherwise criminal act using the gun - is an infringement on the 2nd Amendment. It should be enough to make it illegal to commit robbery, rape, murder, etc. It should never be illegal to simply carry a gun.
    Only in your imagination.

    What you probably meant to say is that you wished it was that way...but my question was directed at reality as it presently exists.

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