‘.0000672′: Why Concealed Carry Permit Holders Will Want to Hear About Such a Small Number From a Former Navy SEAL
It may seem small, but according to former Navy SEAL Dom Raso, who’s also an NRA commentator, that number makes a big difference for concealed carry permit holders, especially in Florida.
“Since 1987, the state of Florida has issued 2.5 million concealed-carry permits,” Raso says in his latest opinion piece for the NRA News network. “Of those, only 168 people have committed firearms crimes. That’s .0000672 percent of the total amount issued.”*
Raso’s point is part of a larger message to businesses: if you make your establishment a “gun free” zone, you’re actually endangering yourself and your customers, as well as making yourself a target. Permit holders, he says, “are the last people you should be trying to keep out of your business.”
*After posting we noticed that in order for the number to be expressed as a percentage, it would have to be .00672 percent. The number .0000672 is the fraction, not the percentage. While the “percentage” language is incorrect, it still seems to drive the point home.
You can carry a gun openly…that’s fine. You can call that “Freedom”.
But when my friends and I are enjoying french fries at McDonald’s and you walk in with all of your “Freedom” out for everyone to see…just know..
You are the biggest potential threat.
And when you notice that people are…
Would you rather someone conceal carry?
Would you rather not know that they’re carrying?
And really, if an individual is legally openly carrying a firearm and you think of that person as a target, then you’re the reason why someone should carry a firearm on them for self-defense.
You don’t fuck with someone carrying a carrying a firearm, it’s that simple. And the fact that it deters anybody from fucking with you is enough reason for you to carry it.
If a robber walked in to a story and saw a person openly carrying a firearm, they would think twice about holding the place up.
This is the reason law enforcement officers openly carry, because that’s enough to enforce the law in some cases. It’s also reason for law abiding citizens to carry as well.
There’s a reason you need a license to carry concealed, where as open carry has always been the traditional method of carrying a firearm. There’s a reason you need a tax stamp on a rifle or shotgun that has a barrel shorter than 16 inches.
IT CAN BE CONCEALED.
Pausa … me