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More Concealed Carriers = Less Violent Crime, Study Shows
« on: July 11, 2014, 05:06:49 AM »
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Re: More Concealed Carriers = Less Violent Crime, Study Shows
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 10:36:56 AM »
Not one person in America would question the logic of having smoke detectors in your home. Yet you are 3 times more likely to be involved in a violent crime than have a house fire, and 38 times more likely to be injured in that violent crime, than be injured in a house fire. So how could anyone have issue with legally carrying a gun?   I don't see the logic in not carrying defensive protection, be it a gun, Taser, pepper spray, or even a knife.
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Re: More Concealed Carriers = Less Violent Crime, Study Shows
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014, 11:20:04 AM »
I would expect a significant number conceal carry, without permits. Good guys and bad guys.
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Re: More Concealed Carriers = Less Violent Crime, Study Shows
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 07:41:24 PM »
I would expect a significant number conceal carry, without permits. Good guys and bad guys.

I would expect so. I know it is common around here, despite most things being illegal. Pretty much everyone has at least a knife on them at all times. Our local neighborhood watch managed to score a case or 6 of rape alarms, and we give them out during the house to house visits. Since we carry them as well, every able bodied person in our area is expected to respond when one goes off. They do, and it can be quite funny at times. Think 3 AM, waking up, grabbing whatever is handy and heading out the door. One guy showed up stark naked and holding a plastic toy sword one night - or should that be knight?  :laugh:

One of the reasons it's a safe neighborhood. The other, of course, is our excellent relationship with the local police station and our community officers. They do a monthly talk - subjects vary, but it always includes local crime statistics and patterns - and those talks are hugely well attended.
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