Should You Carry A Gun?

A NEW STUDY ARGUES FOR CONCEALED WEAPONS

Is a gun-carrying nation a safer nation? Fearful of being victimized by indiscriminate violence, many Americans are gnawed by a dilemma: Should I or shouldn't I carry a gun? The question is a real one for a growing number of Americans because the tally of states with "right to carry" laws has gone from eight to 31 since 1985. These states will issue a concealed-weapon permit to any citizen without a criminal record who wants one--no questions asked.

But here's one: Do those laws really protect people and cut crime? A study published in 1995 showed that guns were used defensively...

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