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What Richard Johnson fails to realize is that someone with the intent to kill is going to bring a weapon in a building regardless if guns are allowed or not.
Legal CC holders aren't going to be brandishing their weapons except in a defense situation.
Why does it seem like city (and university or other special jurisdiction) police chiefs don't seem to get this concept, yet the county sheriffs (all over our nation) do?
Barbara, a noble thought. My concern is how far away the police would be? A bad guy could do a lot of damage in 5 minutes. However if he is dodging bullets from a good guy, any good guy, then he probably won't hurt as many people. I don't care how we do it, we need more good guys out there to stop bad guys. More police would be preferable as they are better trained, but very expensive. But if it means saving the life of an innocent person, I'll take anyone who will help defend the defenseless. So we either figure out how to take all guns away in a public building or let the good guys carry theirs. CCW holders, to my knowledge, are highly unlikely to ever be bad guys.
What the country needs is to start addressing the mental health problems in the US, both to stop those who may commit the crimes and those who have paranoid tendencies and think they need to carry a gun. CCW holders actually have a higher rate of sexual offenses and weapons charges then the general public. We could also use media outlets that stop feeding the general public fear after fear.
Amy can you provide a source for your stats on CCW holders? What you contend is not what I've read before so I'd like to review your data
Thank you Barbara and roamer for the best comments ever on this subject. I am imagining a shooting scene where the police arrive and yell, "okay, police officers here. I want all the bad guys to go to that side of the room, and all the good guys to that side."
"Of course, you all may keep your weapons while we all discuss this."
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
I understand both sides opinions. Traveling throughout this country, one thing is clear....Gun control does not work. Take a trip to Chicago with your family or downtown Kansas city at night. I commend our state for understanding the right to protect ourselves. I can recall many horrible attacks in the last few years but not ONE CCW incident that took a innocent life. I would hope that my child has someone armed at school if a mental nut decides to snap. That's my opinion and you all have a great day.
Barbara, Chicago, DC and Detroit have some of the strictest gun control laws in the country and it doesn't work there. How have people systematically made their gun control laws not work?
By people do you mean criminals or do you mean people that support the 2nd amendment?
So you want to ban all guns? Even then how do you keep them from entering our country illegally. We can't keep drugs or people out but we will be able to keep out guns?
Barbara, in what way do people "make sure it can't work?" You mean the fact that the criminals simply ignore the laws? The fact that in jurisdictions where you can't legally arm and defend yourselves, the only folks who are unarmed are the law abiding folks.
Barbara specifics please. What has the NRA done to hobble the ATF enforcement of gun laws?
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