The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office posted a Tweet promoting Santa and concealed carry permits. This of course prompted outrage from many who are not so keen on the right to keep and bear arms.
The majority of the outrage centered around the fact that legally concealed guns by trained individuals are somehow traumatic to children. This is especially ridiculous because the number of concealed carry permit holders who commit violent crime in the US is nearly insignificant.
In fact, states with higher numbers of concealed permits or Constitutional Carry laws have significantly lower crime rates than the more restrictive States (source).
All in all, while everyone loses their minds over an innocent Tweet, aren’t there real problems we could be focusing on? Anyways, this all seems a bit overblown… check out the Tweet below and lets us know what you think.