P95's thread on the idea CCW mandate got me thinking. Say I do become king and my recently slightly altered gun laws (with more logical provisions for legal immigrants and persons under restraining orders :wave: ) were put into effect...
I don't think it would change much in all honesty. Now for the serfs stuck in PRK MD or Mass or other places, it'd be a big immediate change, but over the course of time I don't think it would matter so much.
The reason I say that is that only a certain segment of the population bothers to arm itself. A minority of the people to be sure. Even in states where CCW laws are more reasonable, it's a minority of people that carry.
And that's fine and good, that's a decision everyone should make for themselves and there's good and bad points either way, but I honestly believe that most people would still not bother if all the stupid laws suddenly went away... maybe 1 in 20 at best would carry. Even with the perception that "Guns = illegal" gone away, I think the CCW "rate" would be almost as low as it is now in states where permits are more reasonable to obtain.
I don't think this is bad or good, and while I agree that letting everyone carry or not carry freely would net a positive effect, I think it's human nature that most people still wouldn't bother.
What say you?