New Gallup Poll: By almost 2-to-1 Americans think arming more people with concealed carry guns will help prevent terrorism - Crime Prevention Research Center
Most of us live in states where concealed carry is available. We saw the dramatic decline in crime immediately after the laws shifted from "may issue" to "shall issue" status.
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Add to that the fact that Concealed Handgun Licensees are commonly the safest large group of people in every state, far safer and less criminally inclined than even police, and it seems a no brainer. Except in places like California, which still cling to their beliefs of progressive Utopia.
We were told that citizens carrying handguns would result in murders, violent crimes, and untethered road rage gunfights. And nothing like that happened. The armed citizen proved to be the most reliable. The rare exceptions, either created by failed politically correct government vetting (ams in the Orlando nightclub murders), or simply the rare outlier. Police are more deadly.
We were also told that the CHL's would cause myriad accidental shooting because they are "untrained." But once again, that didn't happen either. In fact, the CHL holders are 7 times less likely to shoot an innocent than police. In the end, one should pray a CHL holder is present if a violent crime occurs nearby, because if the police are present your chances of surviving drop considerably.
John R. Lott, Jr.
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