Open Carry Poll

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Open carry (OC) of firearms in public has become a hot topic with fervent opinions on both sides of the issue.  In some locations, concealed carry is heavily regulated while open carry is largely unregulated.  What do you think about the practice?

Is it good because it allows the OC-er faster access or acts as a criminal deterrent?  Is it bad because it removes the element of surprise, makes the OC-er a target or scares the general population?  Does it just depend on the situation?

Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Reader Poll: Gun Rights Organizations

Of Which, if any, RKBA Organizations are You a Member?

There are many organizations out there with the goal of protecting our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, each of which has a different strategy and, perhaps, a different levels of effectiveness.

Are you a member of any of them?  Choose your organization(s) below to cast your vote and tell us why you chose (or didn’t choose) a particular group.

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Americans Say ‘Gun Violence’ is Criminal Justice, Not Public Health Issue

CDC ResourcesNEWTOWN, Conn. — More than eight out of ten Americans say that the misuse of guns in violent crimes is a matter for the criminal justice system, not a public health issue, and that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) should not spend resources on the study of “gun violence” but instead concentrate on viruses and disease.

These findings are among the results of a national scientific poll of 1055 likely voters conducted live by telephone Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) commissioned this survey to determine whether adults share the view of some gun control organizations and activists that the use of guns in crime, for which they use the short-hand “gun violence,” is a public health issue.

An overwhelming 84 percent of survey respondents said gun violence is a criminal justice issue, rather than a public health issue, such as viruses. An even higher 88 percent of respondents said they do not think the CDC should spend resources on studying the use of guns in crime Continue reading

Reader Poll: Best Caliber for CCW?

Kimber TargetIt is a never ending debate – which caliber is best for a carry gun?  One caliber may penetrate while another might not.  One caliber allows for carrying more rounds while another may make a bigger hole.  One might be available off the shelf while another is difficult to find.

There is a lot of information out there such as FBI terminal ballistics tests and reports on handgun wounding factors and effectiveness that present empirical data on various rounds.  Perhaps you have done your own testing or know someone who has.  Maybe you just picked it because there were zombies on the box.

No matter how you picked it, we want to know which caliber you use for your carry gun.  Choose your answer below and feel free to expand on your answer in the comments section with what type of ammo you use in the caliber.

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