Stat on Metro Populations in Shall Issue States

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    Stat on Metro Populations in Shall Issue States

    Cross referencing the 2010 U.S. Census with Handgunlaw.us.com, of the 50 largest cities (by population), I find that only 53% of the population lives in Shall Issue states.
    For those of you new to current events concerning the Constitutional scope of handgun carry permit issuance, the May-Issue states (and the cities in them) and, of course, the states (and the cities in them) that deny Second Amendment rights pretty much do not respect the RKBA as the Supreme Court determines by its ruling in McDonald that 2A applies to states. There are other threads in this forum about Privileges and Immunity and Incorporation and the Supreme Court's ruling in McDonald.
    It seems that the legal tide is finally turning with our Constitutional rights; but there are many U.S. citizens that bad laws keep from enjoying their rights.
    New York and California skew the data badly. My count: 46,795,097 is the total population of the 50 largest cities. Of that total, only 24,823,921 live in Shall-Issue states. That's 53%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistology View Post
    Cross referencing the 2010 U.S. Census with Handgunlaw.us.com, of the 50 largest cities (by population), I find that only 53% of the population lives in Shall Issue states.
    For those of you new to this forum, the May-Issue states (and the cities in them) and, of course, the states (and the cities in them) that deny Second Amendment rights pretty much do not respect the RKBA as the Supreme Court determines by its ruling in McDonald that 2A applies to states. There are other threads in this forum about Privileges and Immunity and Incorporation and the Supreme Court's ruling in McDonald.
    It seems that the legal tide is finally turning with our Constitutional rights; but there are many U.S. citizens that bad laws keep from enjoying their rights.
    New York and California skew the data badly. My count: 46,795,097 is the total population of the 50 largest cities. Of that total, only 24,823,921 live in Shall-Issue states. That's 53%.
    Just wondering how you looked at the data...I'm not challenging it, but, for example, I live in the DC area...in shall issue Virginia...

    A large portion of the DC Metro population lives in Northern VA...

    Of course, more live in socialist DC, and more in may (ok, may not) issue Maryland...

    So, I'm interested in how you take things like this into your analysis...

    Good stuff, overall....
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    The 601,723 with residence in D.C. count there in the Right-denied (Shall-Not-Issue) category. There's only one city in Virginia in the 50 highest-population. At #39 (of 50), Virginia Beach, with a population of 437,994, counts in the Shall-Issue category. I don't count at all residents that are not in the 50 largest cities.
    Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
    when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
    -Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)

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