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Top Three Rated “Safe States” are Constitutional Carry States
Ammoland ^ | 9 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 09/11/2019 5:52:26 AM PDT by marktwain

U.S.A.-( 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

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitutionalcarry; maine; publicsafety
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To: Mears

Don’t be so literal.

Okay, yes northern Maine is sparsely populated. Similar to the fact that northern NV is sparsely populated. Similar to the fact the all of Wyoming is sparsely populated outside of Jackson and Casper. Lastly, Alaska is sparsely populated outside of Anchorage or Fairbanks.

What I was trying to point out is that generally people outside of the northeastern US do not understand that this area is not crowed like NYC, Boston or Philadelphia. That there is a lot of open country even in states like New York where I grew up.

Maine is not that much different than Oregon. The majority of the population lives in or around Portland and a couple other smaller cities. Outside in the rural areas the economies are supported by lumber, paper, forestry, agriculture and fishing. That the rural folks out in the country are salt of the earth types that vote conservative. Unfortunately, they are out voted by the people that lie in the cities and surrounding suburbs.

Another point is that everybody in the Midwest and south thinks that everyone in New England is a Liberal. Based on the 14,000 people that showed up in Manchester for the Trump rally, I would beg to differ.

61 posted on 09/12/2019 7:02:46 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: brooklin

Here is another example of a gentlemen from Springfield, Ma visiting someone here in southern NH.
I am not sure exactly why he decided to threaten to stab their toy dog. At least he is being held in the Manchester jail now for potential deportation by ICE.
A Happy ending.

62 posted on 09/12/2019 12:04:37 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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