A Question About Guns In Public…

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bayoubill, Apr 24, 2012.

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Where would you feel safer…?

  1. a public area where the carrying of concealed weapons is strictly prohibited

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  2. a public area that permits law-abiding adult citizens to carry concealed weapons

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  3. undecided

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  1. bayoubill
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    Where would you feel safer…?

    an open-access area (municipal park, university, shopping mall, store, restaurant, etc.) where the carrying of concealed weapons is strictly prohibited…?

    or an open-access area (municipal park, university, shopping mall, store, restaurant, etc.) that permits law-abiding adult citizens to carry concealed weapons…?


    eta: the areas of consideration would also include all general-public areas (streets, sidewalks, etc.) within a municipality...
     
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    When criminals start obeying the law, I'll support the idea of 'gun free' zones.
     
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    Like the saying goes..An armed society is a polite society.:Boom2:
     
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    Hmmmm.

    So in one park, ONLY criminals can have guns.

    In the other park, criminals AND good folks can have guns.

    Hmmmm. Tough choice.
     
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    no hurry... take your time... :D
     
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    That's pretty much it. No matter the laws, anyone, anywhere, may have a concealed weapon on them. So the question of where do you feel safer, by virtue of gun laws, is moot.

    Now, ask me where I feel safer based on location? That's a completely different question. I wouldn't feel safe in Compton no matter the gun laws, or if I was carrying a concealed weapon myself. While in my own local neighborhood I would feel safe seeing my neighbor cleaning his gun on his porch.

    It's all about the people. Not the weapons or the laws.
     
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    a sizable percentage of American citizens are diametrically opposed to allowing concealed weapons in public areas, period...

    I was hoping we might hear from someone representing that point of view...
     
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    True, but there is no way to determine what kind of people are in any public area. We know criminals make up a portion of society, though are more concentrated in some areas. I'd feel safer with law abiding people who are armed in the event a crazed shooter decides to take some people out.

    We've had incidents of school shootings where the mentally disturbed shooter took time going around the school and killing students. Had one teacher been armed, the shooter may have been taken down quickly and lives would have been spared. Of course, the left would never allow that. They prefer to react after the fact by making more guns laws and they always try to convince people that more laws will prevent shootings. They don't possess the intelligence to understand that criminals are completely unaffected by laws. They merely restrict the citizens' ability to defend themselves.
     
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    I am opposed to people carrying concealed weapons in most public facilities.
     
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    thanks, Peach...

    could you expand upon that a bit...?
     

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