Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Journalist Sees Reason on Concealed Weapons

Michael Barone sees reason on the issue of concealed weapons in the United States in this article.  He makes an observation that I myself have made before: more guns has not lead to more crime:

"To the contrary, violent crime rates have declined drastically during the last quarter-century. I don’t think you can prove that concealed-weapons laws caused that result, but they have probably contributed to it, because would-be criminals are less likely to assault people they believe might be armed. In any case the argument that concealed-weapons laws would lead to more violent crime has been about as thoroughly refuted as an argument can be."
This is why those lamenting the recent 9th Circuit decision on the San Diego Sheriffs policy on CCW permit issuance are actually very much behind the times.  California should, and hopefully,  will join the rest of the nation with regards to concealed carry laws.

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