Fri 20 Apr, 2012 10:26 pm
MADISON — The state Department of Justice will print the 100,000th
concealed carry license today, just less than six months after the law took effect.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will hold a news conference
at 10 a.m. today while the DOJ prints the milestone license.
The DOJ's handgun hot line received a record 88,895 calls in 2011.
February marked the month with the highest number of calls at 15,842.
All firearm dealers must call the hot line before selling a handgun.
The concealed carry law took effect Nov. 1 and allows people 21
years old or older who took a training course to apply for a license
to carry a concealed handgun, knife or electric weapon, such as a Taser.
[All emfasis has been added by David.]
It is an outrage -- a scandalous failure of "equal protection of the laws"
that people younger than 21 years are put into the position
of carrying THEIR defensive guns illegally,
or simply to "cast your fate to the winds" and go around naked.
A person below the age of 21 has exactly the same right
to defend his or her life and other property from the predatory
violence of man or beast, as people of any other age.
The life of a youthful person is not worth less
than the life of a person ready to die of old age.