Maine Passes “Constitutional Carry,” Now it’s the Safest State in the U.S. From the Threat of Crime…

Since 2015, residents of the state of Maine have been allowed to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit, and now the results are in: crime has fallen to the point where the state is now rated the safest in the nation from the threat of crime.

The Maine Examiner reports:

When Maine passed a “Constitutional Carry” law allowing Maine residents to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit in 2015, opponents of the law forecast a dangerous future for the state. They said the new law would hurt public safety and put Maine kids at risk.

One state representative who opposed the bill went so far as to say it would give Mainers a reason to be afraid every time they went out in public or to work.

Another state representative suggested the law would lead to violent criminals with recent arrests and convictions legally carrying handguns.

They were wrong, as wrong as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors labeling the NRA a “terrorist organization.” And for the same reason, the notion that a physical object, not human beings, causes evil.  The US News &World Report rankings of the safest states has named Maine as the safest state in the nation.

Public safety makes up 50 percent of the Best States for crime & corrections ranking. This subcategory evaluates both the violent crime rate and the property crime rate in each state, as measured by the FBI in 2017. Though some major cities, such as Chicago and Baltimore, have seen drastic increases in homicides in recent years, overall violent crime and property crime rates remain near historic lows.

A higher state ranking indicates a lower crime rate for these metrics. Maine ranks first in the nation for public safety. Fellow New England state Vermont places second in this subcategory, followed by New Hampshire, New Jersey and Idaho.

As the Maine Examiner noted, second-ranking Vermont also has a constitutional carry law.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens decrease crime. That is fact that has been statistically demonstrated by John Lott’s path-breaking book, More Guns, Less Crime, a rock-solid statistical analysis showing that when states pass “shall issue” concealed carry laws, crime goes down.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors should take note.

Via: AT

11 thoughts on “Maine Passes “Constitutional Carry,” Now it’s the Safest State in the U.S. From the Threat of Crime…

    1. No, the dopes won’t. (Hopefully Americans will.) The left has no dealings with facts, or truth, or science, or reality… so trying to convince them with those won’t work. I’ve tried, and they just become angry, start yelling some nonsensical crap they saw on a Soros provided protest sign or heard on CNN, and run away.
      Thanks for the re-blog… Did you see the story below it?

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  1. So who actually is afraid?
    The people? No.
    The criminals? Yes. To me that’s good.
    Them in charge? Yes. Why? Because they know no better.

    BUT if one of them got hurt by a criminal that knows none of them carry.
    I wonder would they just be good Christians and turn the other cheek?
    What think you? Because I think not!

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    1. I’m a bit confused by your comment, but I’d like to clarify MY understanding of the “turn the other cheek” edict from JESUS.
      Jesus is referring to insults, not rape, assault, murder, or theft. The term ” a slap in the face” is still used to refer to an insult.
      He’s requiring believers to be more like the Father: Merciful, long-suffering, and patient, and to not be so quick to return every little offense “eye for an eye” style.

      “A word about the “slap” that Jesus says we should endure. Jesus here speaks of personal slights of any kind. The slap (or the “smiting,” as the KJV has it) does not have to involve literal, physical violence. Even in our day, a “slap in the face” is a metaphor for an unexpected insult or offense. Did someone insult you? Let him, Jesus says. Are you shocked and offended? Don’t be. And don’t return insult for insult. Turn the other cheek…
      Turning the other cheek does not imply pacifism, nor does it mean we place ourselves or others in danger. Jesus’ command to turn the other cheek is simply a command to forgo retaliation for personal offenses. He was not setting government foreign policy, and He was not throwing out the judicial system. Crimes can still be prosecuted, and wars can still be waged, but the follower of Christ need not defend his personal “rights” or avenge his honor.”

      In no way is Christ requiring his followers to lay down and accept an actual attack on them or their family, and there are plenty of scriptures that make this clear.

      Romans 12:18-21 King James Version (KJV)
      18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

      Note the word “IF,” and the phrase, “lieth in you.” It MAY NOT be possible, and it may be more or less “in you” to avoid whoopin’ ass, than in someone else.

      Exodus 22
      2“If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;

      There’s plenty more… Christians/ Jews are in no way disarmed or forbidden from self-defense.

      Psalm 98
      5Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
      6Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
      7To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
      8To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
      9To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

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      1. Clarified thank you.
        That’s what I like about the bible though.
        To read it without the complication of politics or the more modern morally corrupt ideologies gave me what I desired the most.
        A simple ROE and justified doing what some people would never do in the defense of others.

        Wanna know the best bit about that?
        That reasoning came from one of your old school ex-special forces.

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        1. It’s my personal understanding of scriptures I speak of, and though many others glean the same meaning, some do not. I encourage everyone to read GOD’s word, and I see home study as superior to just sitting on a pew and having it spoon-fed to me.
          It’s rather like fast food compared to a home cooked meal:
          At church, which is important and has it’s place and function, we’re presented with a small snippet of selected scripture, prepared, portioned, and packaged by others. Like a burger in a box.
          At home, we can select whatever we feel led to consume, and we can linger over the scriptures for extra portions or “second helpings” if we need it. Think mashed potatoes and a roast.
          I’d like to know more about the old school SF gentleman’s philosophy, if you have a link or want to post your take on it.
          GOD bless you and yours and stay safe, my friend.

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      1. Sure thing.
        Only here’s food for thought and his view on his ‘future’. (And something I will now never see).

        I wasn’t there when he went to Valhalla BUT I was told that he was happily talking about the forthcoming beer, food, whoring, and the company of warriors.

        A hell of a lot better than a slow death as a civilian rotting away in old age.

        “Live hard, die young, and save yourself the disillusionment and pain of old age.”

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