Interesting article. I appreciate it.
While I will admit there are wackos out there of every political bent, I don't know of many who buy guns and then become paranoid as a result. I know of several people who were vicitimized and chose to carry, some without the ability to do so legally in their state, using the maxim "better tried by twelve than carried by six".
One of the reasons the implementation of concealed carry often helps in the reduction of violent crime is because the bad guys cannot tell who has a gun and who does not. Thus even the folks who choose not to carry benefit from the unknown quantity that is a lawfully armed citizen.
And just for the record, one doesn't need to be carrying a gun to pose a threat of death or great bodily harm to a potential victim.
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