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Leftists Said Maine's Permitless Carry Law Would Cause Chaos. Now It's the Safest State in US

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Leftists Said Maine's Permitless Carry Law Would Cause Chaos. Now It's the Safest State in US

https://www.westernjournal.com/left...ess-carry-law-cause-chaos-now-safest-state-us

By Cade Almond
Published September 7, 2019 at 9:47am

Reducing crime is an admirable goal of lawmakers and society at large. Honestly, it’s starting to become the only vision for America’s future that the left and right share.

Unfortunately, the agreement ends there.

While the left prefers to reduce crime by pretending it doesn’t exist or by attacking constitutional rights, the right wants to get out of the way and empower citizens to protect themselves and others.

One of the most promising examples of this is the situation in Maine, which was recently named the safest state in the union by U.S. News and World Report.

This comes nearly a full four years after Maine enacted a “Constitutional Carry” law, which allowed residents to carry a concealed firearm without the need for a special permit. It sounds scary, doesn’t it?

Of course not, but that didn’t stop the left from freaking out about it.

According to a blog post on the American Thinker, one opponent of the bill in the state legislature said it would give citizens a reason to be afraid every time they went out in public. It’s unclear how he came to this conclusion.

Another state representative misrepresented the law when he suggested that it would lead to violent criminals legally carrying guns. This is untrue, as the law only applies to those who can legally purchase a firearm in the first place.

Well, four years later, we can tell them they were wrong.

This just goes to show that permissive gun laws do not necessarily correlate with higher crime. Crime has nothing to do with the tool that it is committed with but by the hearts of the people that commit it.

A quick look at U.S. News’ list and each state’s concealed carry laws demonstrates this perfectly.

Maine has permissive gun laws and ranks first on the list of low violent crime rate; Vermont and Idaho also have unrestricted concealed carry laws and are second and fifth on the list, respectively. Other states, such as Alaska and Arkansas, have similar gun laws but fall near the bottom of the list.

Mississippi, North Dakota and Montana are some permissive gun law states that rank in the middle.

On the other hand, there are restrictive states all over the list as well. New Jersey is U.S. News’ fourth safest state despite having some of the toughest gun laws in the nation. Hawaii and Maryland are near the middle, while Washington comes in at the back half.

What does this mean? It means that crime is a people problem, not a gun problem. Despite tough laws, criminals can still obtain guns, and allowing citizens to protect themselves does not make our communities any more dangerous.

All across the country, there are people with little intent to follow the law, and changing the laws around them does not make them more inclined to do so.

Instead, it creates a nation of sitting ducks over-reliant on a government that couldn’t give a second thought about them, up to the point of real oppression.

Lord willing, we’ll never come to that.

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1) it's too cold in Maine

C) there aren't enough people there.
 

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New Hampshire is CC also and not many gun related deaths and virtually no gun violence there either. As a matter of fact some of the safest states in the nation are CC states. We patriots have our guns ready to fight a tyrannous government who cares little for its people and the communist Bolshevik movement trying to control us all and genocide those who disagree with them, not each other!

Not here, not this time!!!


This argument was never about gun control. It's always been about gun confiscation. They'll do a school massacre a day if that's what it takes to get gun bans in place and get the guns from the people! Let's stop kidding ourselves!
 
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Way too cold, and the horseflies are hard too shoot, even with a .22lr.
 

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I like dropping this meme into liberal gun discussions...

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As someone said:

"An armed society is a polite society"
 

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Self Defense isn't the main reason for 2A especially Self Defense of the Home, that was not the original intent

and now, we no longer talk about what it really IS for...they've even taken that narrative away from US and the moment we bring it up, it becomes a Red Flag

It's to shoot our politicians when they do to US the EXACT SHIT THEY'RE DOING

but, we can't act, we're afraid, they'll probably come and get me today...cowards, steal our country, steal our rights and then steal our lives

Satan has nothing on these people, they're making him Proud


I'm hoping it all burns to the ground...
We'll See...we'll see
 

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Permit-less carry...

Almost sounds like freedom.

Does it really matter which state?
 

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Maine has also been touted as being the "whitest" state in the nation. Just saying.
 

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I went to boot camp (1987) with a guy from Maine...he had never seen a black person in real life before.
It's too cold there for African blood.
 

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Maine and New Hampshire are both predominantly white with Maine being crunchy granola leftist and NH being white conservative in most areas outside the cities. The cities (Nashua, Manchester, Concord) are infested with hispanic gibs migrating up from Mass!
 

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Maine and New Hampshire are both predominantly white with Maine being crunchy granola leftist and NH being white conservative in most areas outside the cities. The cities (Nashua, Manchester, Concord) are infested with hispanic gibs migrating up from Mass!
And Portland Maine became a sanctuary City for the slothful Somolians.
 

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It's too cold there for African blood.
Please tell that to our mpls/st paul blacks. I think it's a factor of having a large contingent of left wing nuts who think giving out money to anyone not white to salvage their white guilt, that has been instilled in them by communist wing nuts.
 

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Please tell that to our mpls/st paul blacks. I think it's a factor of having a large contingent of left wing nuts who think giving out money to anyone not white to salvage their white guilt, that has been instilled in them by communist wing nuts.
I feel for you. Liberals ruined Portland likewise.
 

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Maine has also been touted as being the "whitest" state in the nation.
Just saying.
Vermont is. Last time I lived there.

And Portland Maine became a sanctuary City for the slothful Somolians.
Also a sanctuary for younger generations and their credit.
Only place in Maine to see young people and flourishing(credit based liquidity) beyond ancients and parked cars in driveways everywhere else.
Maine has oldest average age of all categories... old and older, oldest and ANCIENT.
Maine is Japan in english.
Maine is shiny poverty; the coast shines and inland is "right powahh"(very poor).
Maine will, and has shown recession before most other states, it is here.
Maine is a costly place to live.
 

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Vermont is. Last time I lived there.



Also a sanctuary for younger generations and their credit.
Only place in Maine to see young people and flourishing(credit based liquidity) beyond ancients and parked cars in driveways everywhere else.
Maine has oldest average age of all categories... old and older, oldest and ANCIENT.
Maine is Japan in english.
Maine is shiny poverty; the coast shines and inland is "right powahh"(very poor).
Maine will, and has shown recession before most other states, it is here.
Maine is a costly place to live.