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Posted: 10/7/2007 10:58:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2007 10:59:41 AM EST by DeltaII5]

On Thursday's "Anderson Cooper 360," CNN's Randi Kaye filed a story in which she promoted gun control as a solution for Philadelphia's crime problems, as she pushed the

argument that the city's high rate of gun violence was the result of Pennsylvania state lawmakers voting to loosen gun laws in the 1990s. And, as if criminals would bother to

apply for a permit to legally carry a concealed weapon, Kaye further suggested that the availability of concealed carry permits has contributed to the city's problems. Kaye:

"In 1995 there were fewer than 800 applications for concealed weapons here. 'Keeping Them Honest,' we checked, and today there are 29,000 permits to carry. And

it's against the law for police to ask anyone why they want one. One law enforcement source told me permits to carry are being passed out like candy." A blog posting on the

show's Web site based on this story can be seen here.

Link Posted: 10/7/2007 11:02:00 AM EST
not sure i would expect anything else from the media
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 11:03:19 AM EST
I'm confused... Did permit kill people or did people with the permit kill people or is this just a total red herring?

Link Posted: 10/7/2007 11:04:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Foxxz:

... just a total red herring?


Logic need not apply.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:00:25 AM EST

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:04:24 AM EST
maybe the increase in drug dealers and other violent criminals has led to the people of philadelphia needing to arm themselves?

no no it couldn't be that... the philadelphia police have EVERYTHING under control...
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:25:57 AM EST
Do they bother to mention how many of the murders in Philly were carried out by CCW holders?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:28:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 8:29:05 AM EST by cobra-ak]
Pennsylvania is a beautiful state, probably one of the most beautiful except for Philthalephia, if its anywhere you need a gun its Philly. ETA AC is a butt pirate.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:31:42 AM EST
Correlation = cause.


Did not know that.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:35:49 AM EST
That reporter needs to go back to school and learn how to actually do some investigative reporting, frankly that article said that more people got CCW's but didn't give any insight into saying whether that was a good or bad thing. No crime statistics or anything!

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:53:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Yellowfin:
Do they bother to mention how many of the murders in Philly were carried out by CCW holders?

There is no need to. In their logic, murderers are only now able to carry guns.

it is the same twisted mental state that causes people to think a sign prohibiting legal concealed carry will someone prevent incidents in their stores, etc - as if somehow the people who secure permits are the same people who cause trouble.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:12:22 AM EST
That Randi Kaye used to be a great looking woman, when she worked for WCCO, the CBS-owned communist TV station in Minneapolis. Now? Meh...
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