Where's my holster?
So, Peoria's mayor would like to see Peoria become a "test city" for concealed carry.
The whole story is
'Course, personally I think it's a great idea. I can't believe he actually suggested it, though.
I don't suppose it'll happen...and it wouldn't affect us, even if it did, since we don't live in Peoria. I think a better idea would be to make it county-wide.
But boy-howdy...did it cause a ruckus.
The rabid anti-gunners, of course, are throwing out all kinds of scenarios...it'll put guns in the hands of the whack-jobs and the emotionally unstable...it'll put more guns in the hands of criminals...what if, what if, what if??
The thing is, not just anybody would be able to get a concealed-carry permit. I'm sure
Most of yer run-of-the-mill whackjobs wouldn't wanna take the time for all that. And most of yer run-of-the-mill criminals already carry concealed.
Not that I think that all the rules and regs is a bad thing. If you're gonna carry a gun, ya damn well better know how...and when...to use it.
The states that do have concealed-carry laws claim that the violent crime rate is lower than those that don't. I tend to believe that. I think maybe a criminal might think twice about pullin a gun on somebody that might pull out a bigger gun and shoot his nuts off.
I dunno about anybody else...but I'd feel safer if I could carry a gun. I probably wouldn't. But it'd be nice to know I could...if I wanted to.