No evidence constitutional carry means higher crime

No evidence constitutional carry means higher crime

Ray Nothstine and John Ferebee Now that Georgia has passed constitutional carry, exactly half the states are on board in expanding an inherent right enshrined in our Constitution. Still, myths persist about the so-called dangers of permitless carry legislation and what it means for violent crime. Constitutional carry simply means that if a person can lawfully own a gun, he (or she) can carry that firearm (concealed or not) without bureaucratic paperwork from the state. Since 2010, 23 states have enacted constitutional carry, and more will likely do so by the end of the year. Despite evidence to the contrary, gun-control advocates continue to scare the populace claiming these laws result in a surge in crime. “Permitless carry will put our communities in danger,” says Cathy Weinmann of Indiana Moms Demand Action. “We cannot let this attack on public safety go unanswered and must hold our leaders accountable at the ballot box.” However, multiple studies show no violent crime increases because of the growing constitutional carry trend. Law enforcement in West Virginia, a state that passed constitutional carry in 2016, is on record saying there is little to no policing issue with the change or an increase in violent crime. People are also reading… Father, his family in shock after 3-year-old dies following alleged beating, torture WATCH NOW: Firefighters battle ‘pretty devastating’ fire on Valparaiso University campus 2 women found shot to death inside their home, police say Porter County student nabbed with 2 explosive devices at school, police […]

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