call me what names you will but thats scary as shit.
Arizona has similar gun laws, look what happened to Gabrielle Giffords
I believe as Americans we have a right to own guns and bear them if necessary but it is crazy to allow people to carry them around every where they go unless they are law enforcement.
No offense ALPHA but 90% of 18 year old boys do not have the reason and maturity to carry around a pistol, if I carried a pistol when I was 18 surely someone would of ended up dead.
A good friend of mine got mixed up selling drugs, he kept guns in the house, someone tried to rob him - he pulled out a shotgun and shot the guy in the back as he was running out of the house - thank God the kid did not die but my friend who was barely 21 at the time is spending 10 years in prison.
All the statistics show Gun possession causes violence not stops it.
Call me what you will but this is 2011 and it's insane to think that everyone should be allowed to carry around guns - especially concealed.
Hold up...let's just take a step back...what happened to Gabrielle Giffords couldn't have been prevented by creating more restrictive gun laws
...not sure if you knew this or not, but a concealed handgun carrier was one of the ones to actually stop the shooter.
: 97.9% of officers believe, that through illegal means
, criminals are able to obtain any type of firearm.
Only law enforcement should be allowed to carry firearms, and not Citizen's to protect themselves and their loved ones ? Maybe you need to go read Warren v. District of Columbia, if you think the police are going to protect you. Let's just remember that in Nazi Germany...they were just following orders, too.
: Tell that to 18,209 murder victims, 497,950 robbery victims, and 96,122 rape victims that the police could not help.
Maybe when you were 18, you were hanging out with the wrong "good friends" who got "mixed up" with selling drugs. I'm not sure what State this occurred in, but almost all will put you away if you fire, after the threat is no longer imminent (ie, shooting someone in the back as they leave). Thank whoever you want that your friend is only spending 10 years in prison and not more.
Gun possession most absolutely prevents violence.
: Every day 550 rapes, 1,100 murders, and 5,200 other violent crimes are prevented just by showing a gun. In less than 0.9% of these instances is the gun ever actually fired.
: Washington D.C. has essentially banned gun ownership since 1976 and has a murder rate of 56.9 per 100,000. Across the river in Arlington, Virginia, gun ownership is less restricted. There, the murder rate is just 1.6 per 100,000, less than three percent of the Washington, D.C. rate.
: In Texas, murder rates fell 50% faster than the national average in the year after their concealed carry law passed. Rape rates fell 93% faster in the first year after enactment, and 500% faster in the second.188 Assaults fell 250% faster in the second year.
: States that disallow concealed carry have violent crime rates 11% higher than national averages.http://gunfacts.info/pdfs/gun-facts/6.0/Gun-Facts-v6.0-screen.pdf