Friday, November 24, 2006

Gun Facts, Part Five

Myth: Police are against concealed carrying by citizens

Fact: 66%of police chiefs believe that citizens carrying concealed firearms reduces rates of violent crime.20

Fact: “All the horror stories I thought would come to pass didn’t happen . . .I think it’s worked out well, and that says good things about the citizens who have permits. I’m a convert.”21

Fact: “I . . . [felt] that such legislation present[ed] a clear and present danger to law-abiding citizens by placing more handguns on our streets. Boy was I wrong. Our experience in Harris County, and indeed statewide, has proven my fears absolutely groundless”.22

Fact: Explain this to the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, Second Amendment Police Department, and Law Enforcement for the Preservation of the Second Amendment, all of whom support shall-issue concealed carry laws.

20 National Association of Chiefs of Police, 17th Annual National Survey of Police Chiefs & Sheriffs, 2005
21 Glenn White, president, Dallas Police Association, Dallas Morning News, December 23, 1997
22 John B. Holmes, Harris County Texas district attorney, Dallas Morning News, December 23, 1997

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