Why the big rush for concealed carry?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by Texas42, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    First off, I am a big time biever in having a CHL.

    I understand why people are buying guns and ammo because of the election. I get that.

    As I understand it since the election, there alot more people getting their CHL, and I am assuming the election is the cause.

    I just don't get why the election would cause people to get their CHL.

    Anyone have any ideas or thoughts.

    Sorry if this was in the wrong area.

    Thanks.
     


  2. onac255

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    I don't think it has to do with the election as much as it does with the economy people are losing jobs and therefore people may think that others may get desperate and resort to crime.
     
  3. GM.Chief

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  4. Jeff B

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    I think there may be some feeling that the new Administration may try to implement some sort of moratorium on new CHL's as they try to figure out how to ban concealed carry on a nationwide basis.

    That said, I think that the general uptrend in CHL applicants and licensees is in large part due to concerns about personal safety and protection.

    Jeff B.
     
  5. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    Those buying guns for the first time are seeing those with CHL's doing cash & carry. I'm glad I don't have to wait on a stupid system that's overloaded.
     
  6. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    I have to think that part of it goes back to the election. There are so many new gun owners now. It is well documented that guns are selling at a feverish pace, much more so than the previous 8 years. Of these new gun owners, some will elect to have a CHL. I think this influx of additional applicants, coupled with a slow response by DPS to add additional reviewers has created the extended turnaround time people are seeing now. It was never a fast process, I think my first CHL took about 8 weeks.
     
  7. GM.Chief

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    I don't have a chl although I plan to take the course soon. By your first chl, am I to assume you have to renew it regularly?
     
  8. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    Yes, your initial license is valid for 4 years. After that, your renewed licenses are valid for 5 years.
     
  9. GM.Chief

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    Thanks.:bowdown:
     
  10. CALI

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    and every fees that you pay is at a half price (renewal).
     

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