Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Detroit Free Press wonders why it and so many others were so against Michigan's CCW Shall-Issue Refom 10 Years Ago

Ok, the Freep doesn't get quite that introspective, but at least it identifies amultitude of opponents of CCW who are now admitting they were wrong to predict blood in the streets, dogs and cats living together and mass hysteria should CCW reform take place.

The Detroit Free Press: 10 years after concealed weapons law, unclear why many in state were gun-shy

Ten years after Michigan made it much easier for its citizens to get a license to carry a concealed gun, predictions of widespread lawless behavior and bloodshed have failed to materialize.

Today, nearly 276,000 -- or about four out of every 100 eligible adult Michiganders -- are licensed.

That's more than twice the number predicted when the debate raged over whether Michigan should join the growing ranks of so-called "shall issue" states.
The article then quotes a multitude of prosecutors and others who were against the CCW reform and who admit they had made much ado about nothing with their baselss scare tactics. Ok, they didn't go that far, but they should have.

The article fails to note The Detroit Free Press' own hysteria concerning the law, nor admit it was itself wrong in its prognotiscations of impending doom, but we'll take the mainly positive coverage.

The Free Press also ran a rather friendly article on Michigan gun owners and Concealed Carriers as well: Michiganders get armed to feel safer, because it's their right to do so

That's quite a shift from the Detroit Free Press' usual coverage of law-abiding gun owners. Hopefully this is the start of a beautiful friendship based on facts rather than the previous fare of emotion-laden scare tactics on the subject.

1 comment:

Scott said...

Have you gotten a temperature report from Hell today? Is it below 32F?