most Americans were appalled by the sight of guns openly carried by protesters at presidential speaking events and town hall forums on the health care issueNo. I remember media heavily editing footage to make it into a racial issue.
a gun could easily drop to the ground or be taken from himYeah, which is why all his security is armed. We've heard this used against any form of armed self defense. Still is a myth.
the presence of guns, even carried by well-meaning, law-abiding citizens, increases the risk that arguments and conflicts will escalate to lethal violence.Which is why it isn't happening anywhere CCW is allowed.
It is the same reason that our national parks are less safeEvidence? None.
our streets, restaurants and coffee houses are less safe in states that have made concealed carry easier.Which is why there are all these coffee house shootings. Oh wait.
It is the reason that college campuses remain far safer than the gun-saturated communities that surround them,Yet the colleges that DO allow CCW haven't seen any spikes in crime after relaxing the rules.
The Brady Campaign and every other 'gun control' group know they can't support their assertions but will keep repeating them anyway w/ the occasional anecdote thrown is as 'proof'. Fear mongering at its finest.
All the while the 6 million + CCW holders and tens of millions of legal firearm owners carry on w/ their daily lives not committing any crimes and marching ahead to make Dennis look for a new job.