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Open carry and gun law discussion

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    Tanned Caveman

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Everyone is biased. Except me. I'm bi-assed

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Nyoshut, you ever read More Guns, Less Crime by John Lott? It'd pretty much just be confirming your biases at this point but for me it removed any skepticism I had about legalized carry.

I have not. John Lott doesn't seem like a particularly compelling speaker, and I doubt he would challenge my opinions, so I haven't been eager to read his writings.

He doesn't seem biased

I definitely have an opinion and I don't think it's likely to change significantly, but I like to think that it's reasonable, at least within the context of my own experiences.

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Seriously, how many times have you seen anyone use gun in self-defense? Do you know anyone who has used a gun in self-defence?

Carrying a gun for self-defence only makes sense in upper-Northern Canada and Svalbard and Greenland, where they do have polar bears roaming aroung who actually can attack and kill you.

I think I can count on the fingers of one hand for how many times the cops in the whole country have had to use a gun for the whole last year for anything other than a warning/attention shot in the air.

My dad did when I was 10.


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