fun fact, there are more death annually in Washington DC than military casualties in Iraq. Their policy on gun control is...... (that statistic is a couple years old but its true and it does prove a point)
Not only should they be legal, but people should just sport them in visible holsters or in the open somehow. As if it's the renaissance..like people just walking around with swords. At the very least, that's enough of a deterrent for some areas. A lot of these attackers prey on places where people are at their most harmless, most assuming of the social contract between their fellow citizens, most unlikely to have weapons (like a school campus). Create a literal culture of death and violence and you'd stop some assholes who try to assert their strengths in a vacuum.
Seems like a minor issue, either pro-firearm or anti-firearm.
What is? What I said? If so, I disagree. One problem with concealed weapons is it still gives you the appearance of a potential victim. It still forces a confrontation.. which, if you're lucky, you can surprise the attacker and be a hero (or not). Contrary to popular belief, most gun owners don't want a confrontation in the first place. Any kind of confrontation is stressful, but one where you have to shoot someone even moreso. If it was open carry, maybe a lot of confrontations wouldn't even start. And if this was on a cultural wide scale, people would probably maintain a different kind of space and respect for others.