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The Issue Of Concealed Weapon Carry

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Concealed weapon carry has been a very debatable topic for a while now. Yes, many bad people would be able to get their hands on one, but how do we let those people spoil it for the rest of us? Those are the exact types of people we need to be protecting ourselves from. These people are the reason we need to have concealed carry, to protect ourselves. I’m here to give you reasons why concealed carry should be permitted to those qualified. I’m here to say, don’t let one bad apple spoil the bunch. Concealed handguns deter crime. According to the 2014 analysis of FBI crime data by economist and political commentator John R. Lott Jr., states that implemented concealed carry laws reduced murder by 8.5%, rapes by 5%, aggravated assault by 7%,…show more content…
But how do we know if we’re putting a gun in the wrong hands or not? Between May 2007 and Mar. 11, 2014, 14 law enforcement officers and 622 other people were killed nationally (not in self defense) by private individuals legally allowed to carry concealed handguns. It is very difficult to prevent bad people from doing bad things. Regardless of background checks and security registrations, someone who really wants to get their hands on a gun legally, will do so. In 2007 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reviewed a list of concealed gun permit holders in Florida and found that 1,400 had pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony, 216 had outstanding warrants, and 128 had active domestic violence injunctions. There are many irresponsible people in this world, and whether you would like to or not, you can 't stop them all. But like i’ve said many times, they are also many responsible people on the world. A bad person will always do bad things, but why does that mean everyone else should have to suffer? CONCLUSION Regardless of how you may feel about concealed carry, i personally will always believe that concealed carry should be 100% legal to qualifiers. You will never be able to stop all of the bad guys, therefore everyone else shouldn’t have to suffer their consequences. Allowing responsible citizens to be armed with concealed
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