It’s a quibble, but this annoyed me a bit. Here’s the title of a news story from the Patch:
Wisconsin Sees Surge in Gun Ownership
And here’s the heart of the story:
When Wisconsin’s conceal carry law took effect in November 2011, gun sales in the state jumped. And the trend continued throughout 2012, according to reporting by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
A Dec. 27 story reported the background check hotline for handgun purchases has handled 60 percent more calls in 2012 over 2011. At that time, the newspaper reported, “the hotline handled 132,940 calls. For all of 2011, it received 88,895 calls.”
When I read “surge in gun ownership,” I take it to mean that more people are owning guns. Yet we can’t tell from the data if more people are owning guns or if the same number of people are owning more guns. After all, if I own 1 gun or fifty, don’t I still count as 1 gun owner? I suspect that most concealed carry holders were already gun owners and just needed to purchase a carry gun, but I was hoping the story would tell me. It didn’t.
Yes, CCW caused a lot of we existing firearms owners & enthusiasts to add to our mix of guns.
I had rifles, shotgun and medium to large hand guns for hunting, sport & self defense. With CCW I added a few small handguns that could be worn under clothing for carry purposes.
Still, CCW probably added new firearms owners to the population as the reported sales are very high.
The Governors need to declare “sanctuary state” status regarding the totalitarian attempt to screw with our gun rights. If the libs don’t have to enforce the immigration laws, why should anyone participate in their unlawful power grab?