Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Majority of Americans Support "Carry Conceal"

Initially, even though I am a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I was not too supportive of "Carry Conceal" laws. This stems from countless times of having a gun pulled on me, years of being shot at and held at gun point during my time as a repo man. I never carried a gun -- and always got what I came for. I felt carrying a gun would have created more problems.

I thought "Carry Conceal" would enable pencil neck geeks to now think they were Dirty Harry and start escalating situations because of a false sense of security of being armed. My fears were unfounded and are no longer a concern. I should have remembered -- responsible gun owners act in responsible ways.

The fears of others about "Carry Conceal" appear to have subsided. Facts now show most Americans are supportive of "Carry Conceal" laws...

From Buckeye Firearms --
The United States Senate recently voted on an amendment that would have allowed Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry in all other states that also grant carry permits. The amendment, sponsored by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and David Vitter (R-La.), won a significant majority of votes, 58 to 39, but failed to reach the 60 votes needed to avoid a Senate filibuster.

Anti-gun senators have long argued that the majority of Americans do not support firearm freedoms. They made this erroneous claim once again during the debate on the Thune/Vitter amendment. Now, a new poll has proven them wrong.

Conducted by Zogby International and The O'Leary Report, the poll looked at Americans' opinions on some key issues related to the Second Amendment. One of the questions asked: "Currently, 39 states have laws that allow residents to carry firearms to protect themselves, only if they pass a background check and pay a fee to cover administrative costs. Most of those states also require applicants to have firearms safety training. Do you support or oppose this law?"

It will come as a shock to the 39 senators who voted to deny law-abiding Americans their right to self-defense when traveling outside their home states, but the results showed that 83% of Americans support Right-to-Carry laws.

The poll also revealed that support for Right-to-Carry crosses party lines, with 86% of independent voters and 80% of Democratic voters supporting Right-to-Carry. This is no surprise to gun owners, however, who have long known that the majority of Americans support the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense.

The anti-gun community is trumpeting its 39-vote procedural "victory" as a major achievement. But just like the vote in the Senate, the overwhelming majority of Americans are on our side.

2A supporters in OH should know that our Senawhores, Sherrod Brown & Curious George RINOvich voted against reciprocating Carry Conceal laws.

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