Maine has just been designated as the No. 1 safest state in the nation. Vermont held this illustrious honor for several years, but they’re fine with it.
Since 2015, residents of Maine have been allowed to carry a firearm without any special permit, no background checks. No doubt a dangerous precedent.
Maine had the audacity, despite the experts who opined, “Mainers will have to be afraid every time they leave their homes!”
Or that: “The law will lead to violent criminals with recent arrests and convictions carrying handguns!”
When Maine passed a constitutional carry law, as Vermont did many years ago, opponents ominously forecasted a dangerous future for the state. They claimed the law would hurt public safety and put Maine kids at risk.
But, oh my, a statement from U.S. News & World Report on rankings of the safest states has named Maine as No. 1 in the nation for public safety.
Doesn’t this fly in the faces of those who claim that guns commit violence apparently all by themselves?
Or maybe objective folks need to look closer at a dumbed-down justice system, evil hearts, an almost hysterical denial that there might be a decline in America’s moral standard?
There is a truth that’s been around for years, carefully denied by those who wish to disarm this nation: “An armed society is a polite society.”
Even the animal kingdom is smart enough to understand that predators won’t attack armed prey.