What Is The Significant Pros And Cons Of Concealed Carry

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“8 Significant Pros and Cons of Concealed Carry.” ConnectUS, 24 July 2015, connectusfund.org/8-significant-pros-and-cons-of-concealed-carry. • No-issue means no one citizens can carry (8 Significant Pros and Cons of Concealed Carry).
• May-issue means citizens can carry when allowed (8 Significant Pros and Cons of Concealed Carry).
• Shall-issue means citizens can carry if they meet certain requirements (8 Significant Pros and Cons of Concealed Carry).
• Unrestricted carry means no permits and every citizens is allowed (8 Significant Pros and Cons of Concealed Carry).
• Shall issue has most impact (8 Significant Pros and Cons of Concealed Carry).
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• In states that had conceal carry murders, rapes, and assault statistics went down about 8 percent (8 Significant Pros and Cons of Concealed Carry).
• Over 90 percent of police officers support civilians carrying (8 Significant Pros and Cons of Concealed Carry).
• Creates sense of protection without police (8 Significant Pros and Cons of Concealed Carry).
• Possibility of stopping a mass shooting spree (8 Significant Pros and Cons of Concealed Carry).
Hemenway, D, et al. “National attitudes concerning gun carrying in the United States.” Injury
Prevention, vol. 7, no. 4, Jan. 2001, pp. 282–285., doi:10.1136/ip.7.4.282. http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/injuryprev/7/4/282.full.pdf
• The U.S. has made it easier to purchase firearms (Hemenway).
• According to polls, many citizens believe that more people owning guns makes them feel less safe (Hemenway).
• The public believes that many venues should limit gun carrying (Hemenway).
• The U.S. has the highest rate of gun ownership is the world (Hemenway).
• Most that carry claim it’s for self-protection (Hemenway).
• In states that allow concealed carry there are also few restrictions on the places the firearm can be carried
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Kopel, David. "The Untold Triumph of Concealed-Carry Permits." Policy Review, no.78,Jul/Aug96,p.9.EBSCOhost,db22.linccweb.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=9607093225&site=ehost-live. • About 30 years ago only a half-dozen states issued permits for trained citizens for personal protection (Kopel).
• Most states left that task in the hands of the police department (Kopel).
• Now over 30 states grant conceal carry permits to citizens (Kopel).
• The movement began in the early 1980s when gun-rights activists in Florida wanted to reform the states handgun laws (Kopel).
• They proposed that anyone that clears a fingerprint check and is fit mentally can receive a permit for protection (Kopel).
• The legislature passed the bill multiple times (Kopel).
• It was vetoed repeatedly by the democratic governor until a republican was elected in 1987 (Kopel).
• A quarter of people who apply for these permits are women (Kopel).
• The only place during this time that crime dramatically dropped was Florida (Kopel).
• Many people believe these permits don’t have much effect in rural areas

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