Are open carry laws making the U.S. safer or scarier?

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  1. pagesvoice profile image83
    pagesvoiceposted 3 years ago

    Are open carry laws making the U.S. safer or scarier?

    Open carry advocates are flocking to restaurants, stores and walking our streets with assault rifles and sidearms. These people claim to be exercising the 2nd Amendment right to flaunt their fire power. However, children have shot and killed other children and even their parents. Raging individuals are killing innocent neighbors who play their music too loud or shooting drivers during road rage incidents. Is it socially acceptable to have assault rifles in public places. If yes, please explain your argument.

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    AC-DCposted 3 years ago

    Assault rifles? No. Firearms, yes. The instances that you have discussed are very rare. Let us look at how many robberies, attacks, people's lives actually in danger that were saved by a citizen carrying a firearm. In my opinion this is just leveling out the playing field and may make criminals think twice before they commit these crimes.

    The only way to save innocent lives is to bring a gun to a gunfight. JMO Plus, how many states would allow someone to walk down the street carrying an assault rifle? Handguns that are concealed are the norm.

    1. pagesvoice profile image83
      pagesvoiceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      A 5 year average shows annually 17,499 children and teens die due to guns. We now have 44 states with open carry laws and yet, on average, 32,514 people are killed by guns. I don't see where all these guns are acting as much of a deterrent.

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      AC-DCposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am sure that most of those teen deaths can be contributed to the inner cities. (Gang activity) And I'm also sure that those other gun deaths are from gang activity as a majority as well. Kids are killing kids over who walks where in larger cities.

  3. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    If everyone in a room has a gun, and something causes them to panic, how many people die? If only a handful of people in that room have a gun, and something causes them to panic, how many people die? Sure, sometimes a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun, but those cases are small when compared to the daily amount of gun deaths in the U.S. If more guns isn't discouraging death rates by guns, then it isn't working very well.

    As of right now, someone who openly carries a weapon (as opposed to a concealed weapon) is just displaying how much of a d-bag they are.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yep this! totally.  I fear for a society that is so mired in fear they feel they have to open carry in a grocery store etc.  good grief.

    2. pagesvoice profile image83
      pagesvoiceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence points out there are 108,476 people shot in this country annually. Of that figure 75,962 survive their gun injuries. We make the old wild west appear tame by today's standards.

 
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