put yourself in the criminals place though. would you go break into someones house in some redneck town where everyone has guns on them and in their house, and know how to use them very well? or would you rather break into someones house in a big city where concealed carry is not legal and guns are viewed in a much more negative way? now a huge part of this is that big cities, which tend to have strict gun laws, also have gangs, unlike your average farmer town in texas.
but would these big cities be safer if they had relaxed gun laws? its easy as hell to buy a gun illegally, especially in a big city. the only people buying guns legally would be buying them for self defense or for sport.
common sense would tell you that when you give law abiding citizens more power to protect themselves, crime rates would naturally go down.
personally, even if it were more dangerous with relaxed gun laws and concealed carry being legal everywhere, i would still be all for it. there are risks associated with freedom and there are risks associated with little freedom. ill take the risks associated with freedom every time.
if the government/cops get to carry guns, we sure as hell need to be able to also.