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Does "Right to Carry" deter crime?


still nobody's bitch
I honestly don't know the answer to this, but I saw on the news yesterday that a Congresswoman, I didn't catch her name, is going to start carrying as a result of the shooting in Tucson, and the first thought that came into my head was would it have made a difference if Gabrielle Giffords had been armed that day. My guess is no, because she likely would not have been able to react quickly enough, but it's difficult to say what would have happened.


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@ Jeanie: I'll bet you're right. I also think it was stupid to announce to the world that you're carrying as it totally removes the element of suprise which I think is a big advantage.


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Another thing I want to add, one down side to open carry is there are people that would try to take advantage of that. When i lived in bad areas I had seen two different guns stolen by gangsters from people that were manipulated. So I guess if you are going to open carry don't be stupid about it.