Liberals like Barack Obama and Joe Biden keep telling Americans that the more people there are that have guns the more incidents of shootings, violent crimes and murders will take place. This is nothing more than socialist hype intended to scare a dumbed down America into passing strict anti-gun laws so that we can be disarmed and subsequently conquered.
On July 9, 2014, the Crime Prevention Research Center released a new report titled: Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States. The report summary states:
“The last comprehensive report on the number of concealed carry permit holders was completed three years ago by the U.S. Government Accountability Office and showed that 8 million Americans held a concealed carry permit.”
“CPRC collected the most recent data available for each state and the results showed that there are total of 11,113,013 Americans who currently hold concealed carry permits representing 4.8 percent of the total population.”
“The number of concealed carry permit holders is likely much higher than 11.1 million because numbers are not available for all states that issue permits, such as New York. Additionally, four states and the majority of Montana do not require that residents have a concealed handgun permit to carry within the state so the number of residents who carry a concealed weapon is not recorded.”
“The percent of the adult population with concealed handgun permits is determined by how difficult it is to get the permits, how long the permits have been available, and whether the government has discretion over who gets the permit.”
“The report also examines the violent crime rate in relation to the rising percentage of the adult population with concealed carry permits. Between 2007 and the preliminary estimates for 2013, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000 – a 22 percent drop in the murder rate at the same time that the percentage of the adult population with permits soared by 130 percent. Overall violent crime also fell by 22 percent over that period of time.”
It isn’t just the increase in the number of people with conceal carry permits that is helping to reduce crime, it’s also the record number of gun sales in the United States. Ever since Obama took office and launched his program to disarm Americans, gun sales have skyrocketed to record heights, year after year.
Two years ago, a report came out of California stating:
“Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even as the number of guns sold in the state has risen, according to new state data…. During that same period, the number of California hospitalizations due to gun injuries declined from about 4,000 annually to 2,800, a roughly 25 percent drop, according to hospital records collected by the California Department of Public Health. Firearm-related deaths fell from about 3,200 annually to about 2,800, an 11 percent drop, state health figures show. Most of the drop in firearm-related injuries and deaths can be explained by a well-documented, nationwide drop in violent crime. The number of California injuries and deaths attributed to accidental discharge of firearms also has fallen. The number of suicide deaths involving firearms has remained roughly constant.”
This is further exemplified by the example set in Kennesaw, Georgia where gun ownership is mandatory. The city passed an ordinance in 1982 stating:
“(a) In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefore.”
“(b) Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.”
From the passage of the ordinance in 1982, there had not been a single murder in the city until 2007. Kennesaw is in Cobb County which is the most populace county in Georgia, but has the lowest crime rate in all of Georgia.
It’s a fact that the more people that legally own firearms and have conceal carry permits, the lower the crime rates in those areas are. In areas that have stricter gun control laws and have gun free zones, the higher the crime rates. Liberals don’t want you to know those facts. They continue to feed us lies and distortions for the sole purpose of pushing their agenda to disarm you and me. Don’t believe what they say and don’t let them take your guns away from you. I know I won’t.