Two years ago Kansans reclaimed the Second Amendment as their gun permit. Now, the nationally debated issue of Campus Carry has also become state law.
Permitless carry, often called constitutional carry, went into effect on July 1, 2015. If you will recall there was a massive push of resistance from the anti gun crowd saying everything from how Kansas was going to dissolve into wild west style showdowns, rivers of blood running through the streets, people would be shot to death by the thousands over parking spaces, and we would be riddled with epic shootouts at little league games all across the plains. They claimed that having average people be able to carry concealed firearms made everyone less safe.
Well, how's that been working out over the past two years? What is the reality of the situation?
Unfortunately, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention's published statistics only go up to 2015.
So, we will have to wait another year or two for statistical evidence as to what we are witnessing everyday here in the Sunflower State.
So far, it seems as though more people are reporting the use of firearms for self defense. It seems as though violent crime has either dropped or it has stayed the status quo. However, given that even the Washington Times reported that, "according to the latest report, concealed carriers are among the most law-abiding citizens in the country, even more so than police officers" there is a good chance to believe that those exercising their right to carry concealed are not going on crime sprees as the left so vehemently foretold. There have been no wild west style shootouts. No streets stained with rivers of blood. No drastic crime increase. No thousands of women robbed of their firearm and shot to death with it. Come to think of it, we haven't even seen the drastic number of gun related accidents the anti's predicted. Weren't we told that those accidental shootings were supposed to overflow out of emergency rooms across the state?
Yes, well, much like everything else they have used to try to manufacture a panic over permitless carry, it has been two years and we haven't witnessed any of their predictions come to pass.
Now that Campus Carry has gone into effect here in Kansas, we have heard the same worn out arguments, the same hype and hysteria, the same pseudo outrage, the same wailing and gnashing of teeth. Yet, as we've learned from passing concealed carry in 2006, making open carry state law as opposed to county law in 2014, and then permitless carry in 2015, the emotional blackmail that the anti gun activists try to use to infringe on our Second Amendment protected right is simply another tactic in control. It has never been about facts and logic. It has never been about safety. It has always been about restricting the inherent, constitutionally protected, right to defend ourselves against those who have evil intentions.
Starting July 1, 2017 those who meet the legal requirements to lawfully carry a concealed firearm, can finally exercise that right on our college campuses. They will be free to keep themselves and others safe, as opposed to hiding behind the failed social experiment of gun free zone signs. I venture to guess that in another two years, when we look back on this day, it will be strikingly similar to when we look back on our constitutional carry law. We will find that our Kansas citizens are safer because they have taken the personal responsibly to keep themselves safe.
We will also surely find that the anti gun rhetoric was void of any truth whatsoever, as usual.
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