FAST FIVE: The Rise Of "Constitutional Carry" Is A Sign Of Failing Trust In Government
Suburban and rural advocates for broadening concealed carry frequently invoke the need for personal protection from violent crime as justification for new laws expanding the right to carry in nearly every situation. Laws Passed Over Police Opposition Although many individual police officers support nearly untrammeled gun ownership by law abiding citizens, many others do not.
Violent and destructive “mostly peaceful” protests exposed the limited ability of law enforcement to do much other than protect government property during periods of unrest.
Police legitimacy also suffered a serious blow with the abject failure of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies at the Uvalde school shooting in May of this year.
The officers who chose to do nothing while children were massacred will likely face no serious legal repercussions, and this will further highlight that police officers are under no legal obligation to actually protect the public from violent crime. It's no wonder that permitless concealed carry continues to make gains in American states.
In the past, many Americans may have simply trusted to the regime to provide “law and order.” But that sentiment is apparently becoming more and more rare. * * * Statista's Katharina Buchholz maps out the states that allow permitless carry of guns. And in states like Maryland, where the recent Supreme Court decision changed the stance on licensing concealed firearms from “may issue” to a “shall issue,” demand for concealed carry classes has erupted as citizens feel the need that nobody but themselves will save them in times of emergencies as the country becomes more dangerous. Tyler Durden Fri, 08/05/2022 – 21:40.