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21st May '17 1:28:48 PM HighCrate
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* The adult humor comic ''Cherry'' #3 includes a parody of slasher films in which Cherry is attacked by a maniac killer. Fortunately she and her friends are GenreSavvy enough to all be armed, and the maniac is [[http://cdn.anthonyscomicbookart.com/Images/Category_2/subcat_193/sat_5.jpg pulverized by gunfire]].

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* The adult humor comic ''Cherry'' #3 includes a parody of slasher films in which Cherry is attacked by a maniac killer. Fortunately she and her friends are GenreSavvy enough to all be armed, and the maniac is [[http://cdn.anthonyscomicbookart.com/Images/Category_2/subcat_193/sat_5.jpg pulverized by gunfire]].
19th Apr '17 12:57:16 AM tommythegun
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* In the early 21st century, most of the states of the US have passed handgun carry laws that allow most law-abiding citizens with a clean record to obtain a permit to publicly carry a firearm, and going armed has become more common. In some states, a permit is only required to conceal the weapon- you can walk around with your gun on your belt completely legally.
** The state of Vermont has no licensing requirements for carry at all, and three states (Alaska, Arizona and Oklahoma) accept Vermont state [=IDs=] as carry permits. In fact, Alaska and Arizona do not require carry permits either, they just issue them to residents for reciprocity with other states, as does Wyoming. West Virginia joined this list as of 2016.
** There are approximately 14.5 million active concealed carry permits in the U.S. as a whole as of 2016, about 6% of the total adult population. Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania each have over a million permit holders.

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* In the early 21st century, most of the states of the US have passed handgun carry laws that allow most law-abiding citizens with a clean record to obtain a permit to publicly carry a firearm, and going armed has become more common. In some states, a permit is only required to conceal the weapon- weapon, you can walk around with your gun on your belt completely legally.
** The state of Vermont has no licensing requirements for carry at all, and three states (Alaska, Arizona and Oklahoma) accept Vermont state [=IDs=] as carry permits. In fact, Alaska and Arizona do not require carry permits either, they just issue them to residents for reciprocity with other states, as does Wyoming. West Virginia joined this list as of 2016.
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legally. There are approximately 14.5 million active concealed carry permits in the U.S. as a whole as of 2016, about 6% of the total adult population. Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania each have over a million permit holders.holders.
** As of early 2017, thirteen different U.S. states (Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming) are "constitutional carry" jurisdictions, in which no permit or license is required to carry a concealed weapon (in some cases only for residents, in some cases for anybody legally entitled to possess a weapon). Most of these states still issue permits for "reciprocity" purposes (which may be required for their residents to carry in states that require permits but will recognize out-of-state permits.)
19th Apr '17 12:33:24 AM tommythegun
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** There are approximately 14.5 million active concealed carry permits in the U.S. as a whole as of 2016, about 6% of the total adult population. Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania each have over a million permit holders.
14th Apr '17 11:47:27 PM memememememe
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Virtually a given in all ZombieApocalypse scenarios and [[Main/SlidingScaleOfLibertarianismAndAuthoritarianism libertarian]] utopias, and frequently the case with {{Crapsack World}}s, WorldOfBadass, and people who HADToBeSharp. When someone makes the mistake of threatening these people not knowing how well-prepared for trouble they are, it's a case of MuggingTheMonster- which frequently leads to MoreDakka and MultipleGunshotDeath. This trope sometimes averts GunsInChurch, when ordinarily it would be spectacularly inappropriate to carry weapons.

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Virtually a given in all ZombieApocalypse scenarios and [[Main/SlidingScaleOfLibertarianismAndAuthoritarianism libertarian]] utopias, and frequently the case with {{Crapsack World}}s, WorldOfBadass, {{Wretched Hive}}s and people who HADToBeSharp. When someone makes the mistake of threatening these people not knowing how well-prepared for trouble they are, it's a case of MuggingTheMonster- which frequently leads to MoreDakka and MultipleGunshotDeath. This trope sometimes averts GunsInChurch, when ordinarily it would be spectacularly inappropriate to carry weapons.
26th Mar '17 1:26:34 PM Lumpenprole
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* In the [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney Comics]] story "Minuteman Mickey", a Hessian mercenary who thinks he can terrorize the entire city of Boston all by himself finds himself facing an impenetrable wall of muskets and bayonets (especially funny because we never actually see ''who's'' wielding the guns) and [[AttackAttackRetreatRetreat promptly runs back to his balloon and flies back to England]].

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* In the [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney Comics]] story "Minuteman Mickey", a Hessian mercenary who thinks he can terrorize the entire city of Boston all by himself finds himself facing an impenetrable a solid wall of muskets and bayonets (especially funny because we never actually can't even see ''who's'' wielding the guns) and [[AttackAttackRetreatRetreat promptly runs back to his balloon and flies back to England]].
24th Mar '17 11:02:08 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': When Eric arrives in Ataidar, he discovers that everyone caries weapons all the time. When he asks about laws regulating weapons, Siron explains this trope is both necessary and practical. The world is infested with AlwaysChaoticEvil monsters and beyond that, it is a FantasyKitchenSink with all manner of intelligent creature with natural weapons (tiger demons and their claws, orcs with their fists, elves with their shapeshifting, etc.). Trying to regulate weapon use among humans is a Sisyphean task. Besides, since [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic combat magic is something anyone can learn out of a book]] everyone is armed anyways.



* In early human history the men of most families were expected to be proficient with arms, first for hunting then later for defense against beasts and each other. Some cultures also let women carry defensive weapons like knives to protect themselves and their children and some places even considered it acceptable to arm ''the children''. After standing armies became common, bladed implements like knives and machetes were still widely carried as all-purpose tools until modern regulation of lethal and potentially lethal weapons. People in several Asian and African countries as well as more remote areas of developed nations still wear their knives openly.

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* In early human history the men of most families were expected to be proficient with arms, first for hunting then later for defense against beasts and each other. Some cultures also let women carry defensive weapons like knives to protect themselves and their children and some places even considered it acceptable to arm ''the children''. After standing armies became common, bladed implements like knives and machetes were still widely carried as all-purpose tools until modern regulation of lethal and potentially lethal weapons. People in several Asian and African countries as well as more remote areas of developed nations still wear their knives openly.openly in the 21st century.



* Sikh men are required by religious law to carry a knife with them at all times. These days it's usually a small, ceremonial knife.

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* Sikh men are required by religious law to carry a knife with them at all times. These days In the 21st century, it's usually a small, ceremonial knife.



* In recent years most of the states of the US have passed handgun carry laws that allow almost any law-abiding citizen with a clean record to obtain a permit to publicly carry a firearm, and going armed has become more common. In some states, a permit is only required to conceal the weapon- you can walk around with your gun on your belt completely legally.
** The state of Vermont has no licensing requirements for carry at all, and three states (Alaska, Arizona and Oklahoma) accept Vermont state [=IDs=] as carry permits. In fact, Alaska and Arizona do not require carry permits either, they just issue them to residents for reciprocity with other states, as does Wyoming.
*** West Virginia joined this list as of 2016.

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* In recent years the early 21st century, most of the states of the US have passed handgun carry laws that allow almost any most law-abiding citizen citizens with a clean record to obtain a permit to publicly carry a firearm, and going armed has become more common. In some states, a permit is only required to conceal the weapon- you can walk around with your gun on your belt completely legally.
** The state of Vermont has no licensing requirements for carry at all, and three states (Alaska, Arizona and Oklahoma) accept Vermont state [=IDs=] as carry permits. In fact, Alaska and Arizona do not require carry permits either, they just issue them to residents for reciprocity with other states, as does Wyoming.
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Wyoming. West Virginia joined this list as of 2016.



* During the Viking Age, men were actually required by law to own weapons. This made sense as most armies in medieval Scandinavia were made up levies from the population.

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* During the Viking Age, men were actually required by law to own weapons. This made sense as most armies in medieval Scandinavia were made up levies from the population.
21st Mar '17 4:47:12 PM Lumpenprole
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* Inverted in pro wrestling, where ''nobody'' is armed - not even (in {{Kayfabe}}) the security guards - instead having to rely on GoodOldFisticuffs. This allows the heels to get away with all sorts of atrocities, seize control of the arena, and even take their brawls outside the arena and out into the street. (It also explains why most characters flee in terror from TheUndertaker instead of just shooting him in the head ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''-style.) In fact, on only one occasion has a firearm ever been used on ''Monday Night Raw'', and that was during an "off-camera" segment.

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* Inverted in pro wrestling, where ''nobody'' is armed armed[[note]]Well, nobody's ''supposed'' to be; certain heels are infamous for taking concealed objects into the ring[[/note]] - not even (in {{Kayfabe}}) the security guards - instead having to rely on GoodOldFisticuffs. This allows the heels to get away with all sorts of atrocities, seize control of the arena, and even take their brawls outside the arena and out into the street. (It also explains why most characters flee in terror from TheUndertaker instead of just shooting him in the head ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''-style.) In fact, on only one occasion has a firearm ever been used on ''Monday Night Raw'', and that was during an "off-camera" segment.
21st Mar '17 4:36:56 PM Lumpenprole
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* ''Fanfic/AmbienceAFleetSymphony'' In the city of Mobile, all adults are automatically enrolled as members of the militia/posse comitatus, and consequently are expected to be armed.
21st Mar '17 4:26:56 PM Lumpenprole
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* ''Roleplay/RiseofKings'':as the main article puts it "within 5 minutes a smart player can have enough swords to build the iron throne."



** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Pennsylvania western Pennsylvania]], of all places, has one of the highest per-capita gun ownership rates in the nation.

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** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Pennsylvania western Pennsylvania]], UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} , of all places, has one of the highest per-capita gun ownership rates in the nation.
21st Mar '17 4:13:33 PM Lumpenprole
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** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Pennsylvania western Pennsylvania]], of all places, has one of the highest per-capita gun ownership rates in the nation.
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