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Poll: Most Americans Think Concealed Carry Makes Country Safer

Poll: Most Americans Think Concealed Carry Makes Country Safer
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By    |   Wednesday, 21 October 2015 08:05 PM

Most Americans believe that America is a safer place if more people carry concealed weapons, according to a new Gallup poll. 

When asked if America would be more or less safe if more citizens were allowed to carry concealed weapons after passing a criminal background check and taking a training course, they responded:
  • Safer: 56 percent
  • Less safe: 41 percent
  • No opinion: 3 percent
The numbers saying concealed carry was safer were higher in every age group and demographic except two: people with post-graduate degrees and Democrats. Non-gun owners did respond "less safe" as well, though it was a virtual tie at 49-48 percent.

The annual crime poll was taken October 7-11 in the wake of the fatal shootings at a community college campus in Oregon. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 4 percent.

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