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guns up, crime down...........again

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    From THE OUTDOOR WIRE:
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    FBI Data Proves Anti-Gunners Wrong on Crime
    BELLEVUE, WA - Preliminary crime data from the FBI for 2010 adds more evidence that gun prohibitionists have been consistently wrong, and that more guns do not equal more crime, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

    According to the FBI, all four violent crime offense categories show declines nationwide for 2010, with murder and manslaughter down 4.4 percent from 2009, robbery down 9.5 percent and aggravated assault down 3.6 percent. Forcible rape was down 4.2 percent. Violent crime declined in all four regions of the country. At the same time, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, firearm sales were up dramatically.

    "Gun banners can spin data anyway they want," observed CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, "but in the final analysis, their contention that more guns in the hands of law abiding citizens translates to more crime is clearly nonsense. More than 6.2 million citizens are licensed to carry, Wisconsin appears ready to join states with rational carry laws, and the NSSF reports that the largest surge in gun sales happened during the years 2008 to 2010.

    "Instead of more guns resulting in more crime," he added, "increased gun ownership just might be having the opposite effect. Of course, you'd never get the gun prohibition lobby to admit that."

    According to the FBI report, released Monday, violent crime declined in all city categories, with the greatest drop at 6.9 percent in cities with populations of 250,000 to 499,999, although these cities reported a 3 percent increase in murder and manslaughter. Violent crime in rural counties decreased 6.4 percent and in metropolitan counties, the decline was 6 percent, the FBI report said. Murder and manslaughter dropped 25.2 percent in small cities (below 10,000 populations). Robbery is also down across the board, the FBI report said.

    "The bottom line," Gottlieb stated, "is that none of the extremist predictions about blood in the streets and skyrocketing body counts as a result of increased gun ownership, reformed gun laws and expanded concealed carry have come true. Once again, the Chicken Little mentality of the anti-gun lobby has been refuted by the facts.

    With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org.
     
  2. slic lee

    slic lee Active Member

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    Every law enforcement agency, little 2 man sheriffs dept, big city political installed police chief, federal make believe we did something agency is taking credit for the reduction of crime, the only problem is WE ARE THE REASON crime is down, guns we own and carry are the reason,burglars are paying outsiders to find out if home owners have guns so they can stay away. Lee
     
  3. RobertT

    RobertT Well-Known Member

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    Has nothing to do with guns in the hands of law abiding citizens. A greater percentage of the crooks, particularly in D.C. are gun fearing liberals who wouldn't know how to defend themselves with a gun if it was available. They've found much safer and covert way's of robbing the American people. I will however keep protection nearby for the occasional dumb crook who can't keep up with current trends.

    Robert
     
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