Skip to comments.More guns make Americans feel safer
Posted on 08/09/2015 10:58:20 AM PDT by richardb72
Americans are increasingly convinced that owning a gun makes them safer.
A new Rasmussen poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (68 percent) "feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed." And a series of polls by Gallup, the Pew Research Center, and ABC News and The Washington Post show similar results.
But it isn't just what people say. They are clearly putting more stock in self-defense. Since 2007, the number of concealed-handgun permits has soared from 4.6 million to 12.8 million. A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center finds that a record 1.7 million permits were issued in the past year, a 15.4 percent increase.
Nationwide, 5.2 percent of adults have a permit.
But in five states, more than 10 percent of adults have concealed-carry permits. In some counties around the United States, more than 1 in 5 adults are licensed to carry. In much of the country, someone among theatergoers or restaurant customers is likely to be legally carrying a permitted, concealed handgun.
But even these numbers don't do justice to the change that has taken place. . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...
Actually it’s only safer for the “good guys” much unsafer for the “Bad guys”..
Gun restriction laws make it Unsafer for the “Good guys” and safer for the “Bad guys”..
When your government refuses to protect you, you have no choice but to protect yourself.
It’s become obvious to the citizens that the government is assisting the foreign invason of their country.
It’s a surprisingly fair and factual article for Newsday. You can still feel the shivers in their livers about so many regular citizens armed, though, and that stupid picture is out of place.
One gun makes me feel safer. More guns make me feel ... good!
Hillary/Obama's Illinois was the last to fall.
A Neighborhood with Armed Neighbors:
("May issue" means that if you pass the background checks, the local sheriff or the state may give you a permit... but they may not. It is still up to their personal whims. "Shall issue" means that they must approve the permit if you have passed all of the checks.)
According to the liberals, these must be the counties that account for the majority of gun deaths .... right?
In U.S. mass-shootings since 1992, when the first person to shoot back is an on-duty police officer or SWAT team member, the average number of dead is 12.4... but when the first to shoot back is ANYONE else (including off-duty police), the average number of dead is 4.8...
When the time comes to overthrow the government we will all be ready. That makes me feel safe.
“An armed society is a polite society.” — Robert A. Heinlein.
It is all a mirage. We would really be much more safe when we were unarmed and had to cower in fear, or just throw up on our attacker. Really. Trust me.
And, why not?
Ever since the immaculation of the Queer-in-charge in 2008, there has been more Negro on white crimes perpetrated than in years before.
When seconds count, the Police are only minutes away.
Haven’t seen those numbers before. Do you rrmember the source?
Only you have the right to protect yourself. Take this to heart.
You’re right about that, my point was more the federal government refusing to uphold federal laws and deport illegal aliens as the law says they should. They are actively thwarting the law and putting the citizens at risk from foreigners intentionally.
You are surely right about that. This was not true 30 yrs ago, IIRC.
It needs more play on the Internet:
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