Concealed Carry

Myth: Concealed carry doesn’t prevent crimes Fact: News reports tell many stories of armed civilians preventing mass murder in public. A few selected at random include: A citizen with a gun stopped a knife-wielding man as he began stabbing people in a Salt Lake City store. Two men retrieved firearms from their cars and stopped a mass murder at the Appalachian School of Law. Citizen takes out shooter while police were pinned down in Early, Texas. Citizen stops apartment shoot-up in Oklahoma City. Fact: The FBI documents that 3.2% of active shooter events were stopped by CCW holders. However, other researchers claim the FBI undercounts the number of incidents (e.g. excluding events that were precipitated by a grudge) and the on the high end the number is 16.5% . Myth: Concealed carry laws increase crime Fact: Forty-two states, comprising the majority of the American population, are either “right-to-carry” states – … Continue reading Concealed Carry