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More guns make Americans feel safer
New York Newsday ^ | August 7, 2015 | John R Lott Jr

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; concealedcarry; cprc; guncontrol; lott; mediabias
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1 posted on 08/09/2015 10:58:20 AM PDT by richardb72
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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”..


2 posted on 08/09/2015 11:04:12 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited (specifically) to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: richardb72

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.


3 posted on 08/09/2015 11:09:38 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: richardb72

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.


4 posted on 08/09/2015 11:09:48 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (AMERICA IS DONE! When can we start over?)
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To: richardb72

One gun makes me feel safer. More guns make me feel ... good!


5 posted on 08/09/2015 11:12:42 AM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason and rule of law. Prepare!)
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To: richardb72
The movement has been going on for quite some time.

Hillary/Obama's Illinois was the last to fall.

6 posted on 08/09/2015 11:17:24 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: richardb72
Disarmed Americans

Criminals:

A Neighborhood with Armed Neighbors:

ANY QUESTIONS?

7 posted on 08/09/2015 11:19:01 AM PDT by GraceG (Protect the Border from Illegal Aliens, Don't Protect Illegal Alien Boarders...)
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To: Teacher317
In 1986, 41 states were "may issue" or would not allow concealed-carry.
This year, it is 8... with zero "no issue" states.

("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.)

8 posted on 08/09/2015 11:21:19 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: richardb72
In some counties around the United States, more than 1 in 5 adults are licensed to carry.

According to the liberals, these must be the counties that account for the majority of gun deaths .... right?

9 posted on 08/09/2015 11:22:49 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: GraceG

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...


10 posted on 08/09/2015 11:25:07 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: richardb72

When the time comes to overthrow the government we will all be ready. That makes me feel safe.


11 posted on 08/09/2015 11:39:00 AM PDT by Calpublican
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To: richardb72
FACT: More guns make America safer. Less guns make America more dangerous.

“An armed society is a polite society.” — Robert A. Heinlein.

12 posted on 08/09/2015 11:42:57 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 ( Barbara Daly Danko)
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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.


13 posted on 08/09/2015 11:48:54 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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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.


14 posted on 08/09/2015 11:59:53 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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When seconds count, the Police are only minutes away.


15 posted on 08/09/2015 12:00:42 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Teacher317

Haven’t seen those numbers before. Do you rrmember the source?


16 posted on 08/09/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT by rmichaelj
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To: Lurkinanloomin
Police are not commissioned to protect individuals, regardless of what their motto says. The are there to suppress law-breaking generally (if possible) and to apprehend law-breakers, not those who do not announce their intention to break the law.

Only you have the right to protect yourself. Take this to heart.

17 posted on 08/09/2015 1:12:16 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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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.


18 posted on 08/09/2015 1:17:16 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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You are surely right about that. This was not true 30 yrs ago, IIRC.


19 posted on 08/09/2015 3:54:18 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Teacher317

It needs more play on the Internet:

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2015/07/average-mass-shooting-stopped-by-police.html


20 posted on 08/09/2015 4:19:36 PM PDT by marktwain
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