Need help on a paper. . .
This is my wife's last paper for her critical thinking class. The teacher gave the students the option to write whatever they want. So for her last paper of college she wants to write about Carrying Concealed. So we need help. She needs to find info about it. She would like to find out stuff like how many people carry, the crime rate with ccw and without ccw, what good does ccw do for the US. We are looking for general stuff for the US. It is a 3 page paper so nothing to crazy. If you guys can send some links that would be great.
Maybe this will help the wife to buy her first gun. :yup:
Thank you for the help.
I suggest a different approach to the topic
It is common for people to attempt to justify CCW on the basis of lowering overall crime rates, on a local, state or national level. I believe this approach is a mistake and should be avoided. I would suggest that your wife take a different approach to the topic she has chosen.
Originally Posted by elrey718
The reason a person chooses to CCW is for his own personal defense and to make himself (and his family) safer from crime. It has nothing to do with making society in general safer. Whether a person's carry of a gun lowers the national crime rate is of no importance. His main concern is whether it makes him safer from crime, in the little circle extending about 25 feet around him.
If we engage in trying to justify CCW because it lowers crime rates, what do we do if it does not lower crime rates? Is CCW then prohibited because of no effect on crime rates? We should not go down that road.
The justification for keeping and bearing a gun is the Second Amendment and one's God given right as a human to defend himself from attack. The government does not own his life - the individual owns his life and bears the responsibility to defend it.