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Four years after allowing universal
‘concealed carry’ law, Maine rated the
safest state in the nation for crime

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Posted By: M2, 9/5/2019 7:09:29 AM

Since 2015, residents of the state of Maine have been allowed to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit, and now the results are in: crime has fallen to the point where the state is now rated the safest in the nation from the threat of crime. The Maine Examiner reports: When Maine passed a “Constitutional Carry” law allowing Maine residents to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit in 2015, opponents of the law forecast a dangerous future for the state. They said the new law would hurt public safety and put Maine kids at risk. One state representative who opposed the bill went so far


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bubby 9/5/2019 7:39:24 AM (No. 171885)
As a Texan I have concealed carried for years and my wife always thought it silly. Now when we go to Walmart or any other store she wants me to stay by her side and not wander off. Complete change of heart. Not that I could stop a deranged mass shooter but at least I would have some fight in me. I pray to God I never have to draw my gun but I would rather die fighting to protect my family than fight dying.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: clayusmcret 9/5/2019 8:21:02 AM (No. 171942)
Don't let politicians who want irreversible control over you, or me, think for you. Think for yourself.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: cor-vet 9/5/2019 8:24:30 AM (No. 171946)
I know this sounds like a conspiracy theory, but how soon before we see a mass shooting in Maine, since this statistic can't go unchallenged!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NHChemist 9/5/2019 8:36:19 AM (No. 171973)
The top three states all have constitutional carry, no permit needed. Vermont does not even issue permits to those who want to carry in other states. I would argue that the culture in these states is what keeps the crime rate low. A relatively homogeneous population, largely rural with no large cities, and a history of helping others in trouble.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Krause 9/5/2019 8:49:43 AM (No. 171987)
Let the record show that the 2 state reps were totally wrong, either by poor analysis of the issue, or they were just spouting the party line. Either way, they don't have what it takes to write laws.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 9/5/2019 9:53:30 AM (No. 172062)
It's also favorable to the statistics that the vast majority of the state's population is not suntanned.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Aud 9/5/2019 9:57:46 AM (No. 172069)
New Jersey the #4 safest? Who wouldda thunk it?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/5/2019 10:13:30 AM (No. 172086)
An armed society is a polite society except in Chicago.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 9/5/2019 12:33:49 PM (No. 172205)
Kansas has had CCW licenses according to a simple, objective standards "shall issue system for 12 years, (IIRC), and recently switched to "if you can legally own it, you can carry it concealed, no government permit required) i.e. Constitutional Carry. Nothing bad has happened, in complete 180 degree disagreement with the predictions of "blood in the streets" and "shoot outs over parking spaces", which, of course, never happened. There are notable instances where a private citizen either stops a violent crime, or in some cases, shoots a violent criminal. All to the good. Read the book, "More Guns, Less Crime" by Prof. John Lott. Very instructional. Congratulations, Maine, on joining the states with Constitutional Carry.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: hershey 9/5/2019 1:11:37 PM (No. 172253)
Number 3 is spot on...I have said for a long time, the liberal/leftist/gun controllers probably have a 'stable' of unstable people just waiting to be turned loose on the public when they need to change the direction of the news if it becomes too close to some liberal ideals...maybe they broadcast a 'signal' that triggers a specific shooter in a specific place...I wouldn't put anything past those people...I recall seeing the face of a young lady crying at THREE different shootings...the same face, every time...makes one wonder doesn't it???
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Reply 11 - Posted by: mstasey 9/9/2019 1:56:06 PM (No. 175500)
(Reply 8 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/5/2019 10:13:30 AM (No. 172086) "An armed society is a polite society except in Chicago.") That's only because in Chicago, "society" is NOT armed, only the criminals are.
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