The robbery rate in South Dakota is less than a quarter of Texas, 78.3% lower, yet their other violent crime rates are actually a little higher...
"With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared?
"Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family."
– Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"I was against concealed weapons at first,
because I thought there'll be more road rage and more shooting, but at the end of the day I was wrong about that."
– Chief Dennis Tyndall, West Columbia, South Carolina West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall plans to run for Lexington County sheriff
Average deaths in a shooting rampage when stopped by police: 14.3.
Average deaths when stopped by armed civilians?
So discourage violent criminals from attacking your citizens. Encourage your qualified, law-abiding people to be able to defend themselves, their family and their property. Both encouraging concealed carry as well as direct discouragement are entirely optional - there's no penalty for anyone objecting for any reason at all!