Skip to comments.Top Three Rated “Safe States” are Constitutional Carry States
Posted on 09/11/2019 5:52:26 AM PDT by marktwain
U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- US News and World Report rates the states for public safety. The rating takes both property crime and violent crime into account. The ratings use the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) data from 2017 for the article this year, as the latest data available.
The top three states for public safety this year are Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. All three are Constitutional Carry states, which means no permit is required to carry a loaded handgun in most public places, openly, or concealed. That was the state of the law in the nation when the Constitution was ratified on 4 March, 1789. Constitutional carry existed in all states for the first four decades of the Republic. Then states and the courts started chipping away at the Second Amendment.
Vermont has always been a Constitutional Carry state. No permit has been required to carry handguns there since the Constitution was ratified.
Maine became a Constitutional Carry state in 2015. At the time, those opposed claimed that Constitutional Carry would increase street violence. From pressherald.com:
Tom Franklin, president of Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence, predicted that passage will lead to more street violence and deaths. The group works to prevent gun violence through gun safety and education.
I believe this bill reflects the current state of dysfunction in Augusta, Franklin said Monday night during a telephone interview. It does not reflect the wishes of Maine people.
He said his group is deeply concerned about allowing people to carry handguns without a permit.
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Ignorance and drug addiction too.
The FACT is that most of the HEROIN addicts in NH are white(Caucasian) race. However, almost ALL the distribution of the DRUGS is controlled by Hispanic gangs and members of the Mexican Drug Cartels.
It certainly is not the Italian mafia. It does not seem to be Black/African American gangs like in cities like Chicago.
Yes, child molesters/rapists/spousal abusers/alcoholics come in all races and creeds. Up until ten years ago that seemed to make up the majority of felony crimes in NH. Now, we are seeing a lot more drug related crime. Hispanics make up a much higher percentage of drug related crimes than Caucasian people do.
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I live in the aforementioned tristate area.
Im glad we have Constitutional carry. Im glad we are so safe.
But our firearm laws arent why were so safe. We have severe perp deficiency. Thats why life is the way it is.
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The three most dangerous states are also either Constitutional carry or open carry with no permit needed.
There must be some other difference, then. What could it be?
Rural has nothing to do with it.
The top ten states with the LOWEST population density are:
4. North Dakota
5. South Dakota
6. New Mexico
Yet, all of these states have higher crime rates than VT,NH & ME.
How do you explain that?
Lewiston Auburn has both a Somali population and a Somali problem!
“NOBODY, I mean NOBODY lives in northern Maine.”
Which ones would those be?
NH is not *run by liberals*.
There’s a Republican governor who has stopped the dems in their tracks and they are losing a LOT of support in the state.
Vermont is an anomaly, to be sure, but Maine is really more conservative as a whole. It’s only the cities of Portland which is screwing the rest of ME.
Mehh...I don’t know...winters are pretty rotten in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Detroit... Just sayin.
I have been to Ashland, Me when the Levesque’s owned the sawmill in town. There is nothing west of there and a whole lot of nothing north there and south of there until you get to Bangor.
“Nobody, nobody puts ketchup on a hotdog”
Hey, I can’t believe I did not get a response from you yesterday on the bridge jumper asking if it was on the Le Petomane Thruway?
The proper response should have been:
I wonder if he had to go back for dimes to get through the toll booth?
It's not racism to mention the (well-documented) fact that certain ethnicities and subcultures commit a disproportionate amount of crime, and places that lack those ethnic groups and/or cultures also lack the accompanying crime rates.
Michigan is more conservative than Texas, except for Detoilet and Ann Arbor.
Remove the ghetto in every state and the demonrats wouldn’t ever win another election.
That is so true.
For all the folks who blame the whole state for their liberal politics, it’s not the STATE; it’s the big cities in the state that control the politics.
I know,its sparsely populated, but to say NO ONE lives in Northern Maine is a bit of a stretch.
Here in Maine, it appears that we are lazy... need to step it up some.
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