Surprised? Texas 2nd Most Concerned State About Gun Violence
Well, will you look at this.
According to a survey conducted by SafeWise, Texas is the second most concerned state about gun violence.
No Training? No License? No Problem.
I personally think Texas will make it to be the top state seeing as though there's a new law that goes into effect in September under which people 21 and up without a permit or gun training can carry a handgun in Texas.
The survey asked over 5,000 people across the country how they felt about safety in their state, and citizens of the Lone Star State came in as the second most concerned.
The survey also showed that 61% of Texans named gun violence their top safety concern, with the United States average being 53%.
Over half of the Texans polled (53%) said they are worried about a gun violence incident happening to them, while the US average is 38%
23% of Texans said they protect their property with a firearm, while 14% of Texans said they actually carry a concealed firearm for personal protection. Another noteworthy observation from the survey is that 60% of Texans surveyed think that crime is on the rise.
Where Do You Stand?
At the end of the day, at this point, it's all about protecting yourself.
As I've said before, I am for the right to bear arms. My concern is the sanity of the people who can now carry handguns without any sort of training or screening.
This survey shows I am not alone in my thinking.
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