Here it is, well past "time" and I haven't writ. Tsk.
I'm trying to research the history of Indiana's "License To Carry Handgun," possibly the oldest such permit system in the United States, but not having much luck tracking down the date it began; I remember reading it was some time in the 1930s, but have yet to find the source. All this is in support of Tam's reminder of what the "good character" clause in our permit laws (presently much-loved by the gun-fearing weenies at our local newspaper) actually meant when the law was introduced. Yeah, just guess.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
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