(Please excuse me for I’m about to rant about this topic)
Now being a California resident my whole life and knowing how this state is so fucken liberal and is full of pussies that do not want guns. (If I hurt your feelings I’m sorry) but this state and the State of Florida are both states that do NOT allow open carry of firearms. With that being said it’s almost coincidental how the states that have the lowest crime rates are those that allow open carry. One example being Texas. I am a Marine, I’ve gone through combat training and have learned about psychological warfare and as well as terrorism awareness. One could easily say that all these shootings are local acts of terrorism. Another could simply say that the people that do these shootings are people that are mentally ill and find that killing other people is fun. Regardless wtf they think one thing is clear, if a cock sucker that wants to inflict lethal harm using any weapon walks into a bar and is 99% certain that none of the people there are carrying a firearm, do you think he or she will carry out the action if they walked into that same bar and visually see’s multiple people carrying firearms and or lives in a state that allows the carry of fire arms? Probably not. If there is one thing I learned is that the ultimate defense in actions of killing or harm to take place. You must have a deterrent, for those of you who do not know what that is. It’s pretty much something that will make someone change their mind of doing any action.
For example a security system on a house will deter a house burglar from attempting to break in. We human beings are animals that weigh consequence vs reward ALL THE TIME. If there is little to no risk it’s most likely that an individual will do it.
- The carry of fire arms should be allowed in all States. Regardless of population
- The issuing of carry permits should be allowed in all states, BUT should only be administered to specific individuals
- The issuing on carry permits should be outright banned
Here is an article written with conjunction of the Tampa Bay Times
Point of this video is to show that no matter wtf the government does about guns. CRIMINALS will ALWAYS have access to guns.
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I agree. I think open carry should be legal for those who want to carry openly. I'm not sure what to vote in the poll though because you're talking about carry permits but in my state, carrying openly and carrying concealed are two different things. Here in Virginia, open carry is legal without a permit for anyone over 18. However, you have to have a permit if you are carrying concealed. (obviously, even if you have a permit to carry, you can't carry on federal properties or schools, etc.). For me, I have my concealed carry permit and I've never carried openly.
I think that if a criminal knows guns are legal in that state, it can help deter crime in some cases BUT I'm not sure if carrying openly is *more* of a deterrent. Let's say someone is going to commit a crime and try to kill other people, if he walks into the room and notices you are carrying, that might deter him OR it could actually make you the first target. The criminal may shoot first at the people he/she knows is carrying to prevent you from shooting back. I don't have a problem with open carry but because of that issue, I think carrying concealed is more the way to go. It gives you the element of surprise which can be very useful in some cases. Just my opinion. Regardless though, I have no problem with guns and people who want to defend themselves by carrying openly or concealed should be able to do so assuming they follow all of the other applicable laws and know/understand basic gun safety.
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I don't think people should be allowed to carry around guns everywhere openly. The only civilians that should be allowed guns are people who are members of a sport club and professional hunters, but they should go through a gun control and if they don't met frequently enough in the sport/hunting club, they've to sell their guns. But they shouldn't be allowed to showing it other places than the sport arena or hunting areas to avoid frightening people unnecessarily. They also should lock it in a gun cabinet that's impossible to open without a key when they're not using it, so children can't reach them. It's a similar law to what we've in Norway.
The nice thing with that law is that people who likes sports or works as a hunter don't have to quit because of a ban, but at the same time, people without any good reasons to own one can't get one. Self-defense isn't a good enough excuse. If people feels the need to carry guns because of it, the police force in that country is probably not good enough and should be improved instead.
If more people are allowed guns, more shooting incidents would happen like school shooting. If people carry guns around, it would be more dangerous in addition to frightening people. It's easier to kill 10 people or more with a gun than a knife. With gun control it's easier to reduce the amount of deaths. So fewer parents would lose their children, fewer children would lose their parents and so on.
Gun-supporters says criminals won't care and therefor it's no excuse making it illegal. Criminals would break the law anyway, but do that mean it should be legal? Should theft, murder, rape, torture etc. suddenly be legal?
Easily available guns would increase the chance of a mental ill or a criminal getting access to them. If guns are difficult to get access to, fewer people would get them - and that includes criminals. Maybe a few can smuggle some, but criminals with guns would be halved. Many can't get some and smuggling isn't as easy as some believes.
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I think open carry should he legal in all states, sure. I think the main question would be: Why would anyone want to open carry? Tactically speaking, it isn’t a sound option as it paints you as a target within a group of people. I think it makes more sense if you’re working at a gun shop and all of the employees are open carrying, but if your main purpose is for self defense, I think concealment would be a better option for a multiplicity of reasons. You’ll be able to draw your weapon faster outside the waistband, open carrying, but at what cost? Is it worth it? Is the cost of giving up concealment worth it? If you practice drawing from concealed, you can be very quick.