A poll conducted for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence found that 50% of registered voters polled feel less safe knowing people can openly carry guns in public, with 31% saying they feel much less safe. The poll also found that 51% of those polled oppose allowing people outside of law enforcement to openly carry guns in public.1

  1. Lake Research Partners for Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Poll: Most Americans Oppose Openly Carried Guns, Want Starbucks to Adopt a “No Guns” Policy (Apr. 26-28, 2010), at http://www.bradycampaign.org/studies/view/174/. ⤴︎