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16. What reason is there to ban concealed carry?
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:09 PM
Dec 2012

49 (soon to be 50) states have it and it's caused no issues.

The number of instances where concealed carrier permit holders have went and committed crime are practically zero. We know that from the states that keep stats on it. For example, Texas publishes an annual report. They have well over 500,000 permit holders and each year about 90-100 total crimes are committed by them. And a lot of those crimes don't even involve firearms.

The fact its people with carry permits are not the problem. Not when far less than one tenth of one percent are abusing the right to carry.

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