Today’s Indianapolis Star has an article about the number of carry-permits that lawful gunowners have in Indiana presently (300,000):
In May, when pizza deliveryman Ronald B. Honeycutt was confronted by a gun-toting robber, he drew his own 9 mm and pulled the trigger, pumping more than 10 bullets into the Indianapolis man, killing him.
Two months before, when a neighbor came after Daniel L. Floyd with an ax handle, the Johnson County man fired his 9 mm handgun, sending one bullet into the neighbor’s neck and two into his torso. The man died.
Like 300,000 other Hoosiers, the two men had permits to carry handguns in public. In neither case were charges filed.
Unlike the communist state that I presently reside in, Indiana has a pretty good legal and legislative system where the laws are simple, easily enforced, carry stiff penalties, and respect the rights of the people.
I was one of those who at age 18 applied for a gun permit and received it a few weeks later. Then again, I was also an employee of the Sheriff’s Department But during my eighteen months working in law enforcement, I only once saw a permit revoked – and never saw a permit abused.
Massachusetts is a whole other story.