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The cost of concealed-carry

I’m not sure the Kansas Legislature was aware of what it was getting into, when it passed a concealed-carry law. Their intent was to allow law-abiding citizens to arm themselves for self-protection. Some believe concealed-carry could also diffuse a violent situation when the police are not around.
In fact, there are cases of citizens defending themselves with legally-issued firearms. But a look at Wichita’s police blotter indicates this is definitely NOT a frequent occurrence.
One problem arising from concealed-carry is the number of Kansans applying for a license. Thousands have signed up across the state in just a few months. Here in Sedgwick County, Sheriff Jeff Easter tells me concealed-carry has created a “huge problem”, as his deputies handle more than 600 applications a month. Background checks and training are involved … a lot of bureaucratic stuff that keeps a few deputies from actually fighting crime.
Easter says he may need more people to handle the case load.
Legally arming citizens is apparently expensive.
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Our thought for today is from Willa Cather:
 
“No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.”


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05/20/2013 1:35AM
The cost of concealed-carry
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