Keep in mind,” Van Cleave added, “what the other side was saying — that this was going to be a blood bath, that restaurants will be dangerous and people will stop going. But there was nothing to base the fear-mongering on.
How I would have loved to have been there to see this with my own eyes. How I would love to thank the people that fought for this freedom. How I would love to live in a country that has such high moral standards.
10 years ago, Michigan changed their gun-laws to shall-issue, meaning that any nominally sane adult without a felony record qualifies to carry a concealed weapon. What has happened since? Concealed Pistol licenses has soared from 52,000 to 276,000 people, approx. 4% of every eligible citizen. That’s twice the number predicted during the debates 10 years ago. And that’s about all that’s happened. No widespread lawless behavior or bloodshed. No gun-toting, trigger-happy citizens loose on the streets. Just regular folk getting along peacefully in their normal every-day lives.
Gee, who’d a thunk?