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Applications to carry concealed weapons skyrocket in Santa Clara County

Original post made on Mar 12, 2023

A Supreme Court ruling last summer started a chain reaction across the nation for who can obtain a concealed carry weapons permit. In Santa Clara County, it means more residents will be able to carry concealed weapons.

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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2023 at 2:22 pm

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When I was younger, I was anti-gun. The military and police only. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to protect yourself. If we take guns away from law-abiding citizens, only criminals will have guns. I have no desire to own a gun myself, but I understand why people do. As long as you're properly trained, and you don't keep loaded guns around children. I'm not surprised applications are skyrocketing.

Posted by ReallyLiveHere
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Mar 12, 2023 at 10:36 pm

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The "protect yourself" thing doesn't work. People mostly end up shooting themselves and their spouses, and do this much more often than they deter lethal violence from outside their household.

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Posted by Online Name
a resident of University South
on Mar 15, 2023 at 11:23 am

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Am horrified to see that there is a surge to get more guns. More guns = more shootings. More shootings=more dead. We don't need that in this community.

Posted by Novelera
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 15, 2023 at 9:32 pm

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In addition to gun owners often shooting their spouses or themselves, many police departments have stated that almost NEVER does a homeowner successfully deter a robbery. The more likely outcomes have been the determined thief wresting away the gun and shooting the homeowner.

Posted by K in MP
a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 21, 2023 at 10:25 am

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I live in San Mateo County and am a CCW holder. I've been trained, background checked, and otherwise vetted. I exercise my Constitutional right to carry a firearm - and I do, 100% of the time, where it is legal to do so.

It is the illegal use of guns that is the problem - not those of us that follow the law.

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