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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 GUNS vs NO GUNS For years, U.S. citizens have debated whether to keep their concealed handgun laws or to leave them. Below are both of the sides towards this ethical issue. KEEP 'EM LEAVE 'EM BLUE- RED- Feel unsafe with guns around Feel safe with guns around 57% 43% GUNS STAY GUNS GO BLUE- RED- Carries a gun forprotection. Carries a gun forother reasons. 41% 59% A 2001 study by the NationalOpinion Research Center showsthat 59% of people who carry agun outside the home do so because it makes them feel safer. In Florida, the percentage ofconcealed handgun permitholders who are female rosefrom 15% in 2004 to 23% in2014. Public safety should be leftto the professionals, not privatecitizens with little or no expert training. Some states don't requiretraining, while others don't have aminimum training time requirement. A poll of registered votersacross the United Statesfound that 57% feel less safe after learning that gunsmay lawfully be carried in public. The states that passed shall-issuelaws between 1977 and 2010 had2% or more increase in the murder rate, and at least 9% increase in rates of rape, aggravated assault,robbery, auto theft, burglary, and larceny between 1977 and 2006. Between May 2007 and March11, 2014, at least 14 lawenforcement officers and 622other people were killed nationallyby private individuals legallyallowed to carry concealedhandguns. BANG! 91.3% 8.7% A 2013 survey of 15,000current and retired policeofficers found that 91.3%support the concealed carryof guns by civilians. BLUE- Support concealed weapon carry RED- Don't supportconcealed weaponcarry Sources "Concealed Weapons." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection. Detroit: Gale, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.Feuerberg, Gary. "Concealed Weapons in the Streets: Should Handgun Owners Be Allowed to Carry Guns in Public?" The Epoch Times. N.p., 12 Oct. 2014. Web. 22 Jan. 2015."Gun Control." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection. Detroit: Gale, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 21 Jan. 2015."Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?" ProConorg Headlines. N.p., 21 Nov. 2014. Web. 21 Jan. 2015. Economist John Lott created a studyin 1997 telling that the increase ofconcealed weapons throughout the1980s and 1990s resulted in lowercrime rates across the United States. GUNS NO GUNS
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