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More Guns - Less Crime

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Anchorsteam, Dec 31, 2009.

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  1. Anchorsteam

    Anchorsteam TS Member

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    NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT
    Vol. 16, No. 51 12/30/09

    FBI Reports Huge Decrease In Murders
    As Firearm, Ammunition And "Large" Magazine Sales Soar


    Last week, the FBI issued its preliminary 2009 crime report, showing that the number of murders in the first half of 2009 decreased 10 percent compared to the first half of 2008. If the trend holds for the remainder of 2009, it will be the single greatest one-year decrease in the number of murders since at least 1960, the earliest year for which national data are available through the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Also, the per capita murder rate for 2009 will be 51 percent lower than the all-time high recorded in 1991, and it will be the lowest rate since 1963 - a 46-year low. Final figures for 2009 will be released by the FBI next year.

    Happy New Year!!!

    According to gun control supporter dogma - "more guns means more crime" - the number of privately owned firearms must have decreased 10 percent in 2009. To the contrary, however, the number rose between 1.5 and 2 percent, to an all-time high. For the better part of the last 15 months, firearms, ammunition, and "large" ammunition magazines have been sold in what appear to be record quantities. And, the firearms that were most commonly purchased in 2009 are those that gun control supporters most want to be banned - AR-15s, similar semi-automatic rifles, and handguns designed for defense. The National Shooting Sports Foundation already estimates record ammunition sales in 2009, dominated by .223 Remington, 7.62x39mm, 9mm and other calibers widely favored for defensive purposes.


    Also indicative of the upward trend in firearm sales, the number of national instant check transactions rose 24.5 percent in the first six months of 2009 compared to the first six months in 2008, the greatest increase since NICS' inception in 1998. Through the end of October, NICS transactions rose18 percent, compared to the same period in 2008.

    More Guns Means More Crime? Hardly. In 2009, more guns meant less crime, in a very, very big way.
     
  2. WGB

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    Stupid post.

    More guns=more crime. Check out the rest of the world. In a country like ours where the firearms laws are not enforced, criminals not jailed and criminals not held accountable there is more and more violence every year. A few blips up or down in "statistics means nothing.

    Mexico, some of South America and Africa where everyone also has a gun have high crime rates, like the good old USA.
     
  3. Anchorsteam

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    WGB - you should pass your sentiments to the FBI so they can run down factual data to support your assertions. Better yet - send letters to the Obama administration and Cc Mayor Bloomberg - they will all be happy to hear from you.
     
  4. jim brown

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    If you respond to little 13 year old trolls you just encourage them. Ignore them and they will go back to riding their big wheels.

    jim brown
     
  5. Auctioneer

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    In the 70's there was a town in the USA that outlawed guns in its city. Crime went up. The neighboring town saw what happened and pasted a law saying EVERY house will must have a gun. Crime went down. More guns = less crime. Less guns mean more crime. That is the law of the land.
     
  6. halfmile

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    The criminal, if he has a choice, will seek a gunless victim every time.

    That says it all.

    Wikipedia about Kennesaw, Georgia:

    On May 1, 1982 the city passed an ordinance [Sec 34-1a] requiring every head of household to maintain a firearm together with ammunition. It was passed partly in response to a 1981 handgun ban in Morton Grove, Illinois. Kennesaw's law was amended in 1983 to exempt those who conscientiously object to owning a firearm, convicted felons, those who cannot afford a firearm, and those with a mental or physical disability that would prevent them from owning a firearm. It mentions no penalty for its violation. According to the Kennesaw Historical Society, no one has ever been charged under the ordinance, but it has still had the effect of reducing crime by at least 50%.

    IN addition, if you want to get more of the same, consider the independent little nation of Switzerland. NOt only gun ownership, But proficiency of use is required. I don't recall much in the way of crime reported in Switzerland.

    WGB, you are so full of crap your eyes must be brown.


    HM
     
  7. phirel

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    It seems futile to try and use logic and factual data to counter conclusions based on emotion. This applies to guns v crime, evolution and using AA hulls.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. Auctioneer

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    Switzerland is also a nation that when you turn 18 your in the Army for a number of years. When you leave the Army you are given a machine gun with ammo and till your up I think around 50 you will keep that gun in working order. You may not be in the army but you are and will protect your country. Do you want to invade a country like that? Or go into someones home? I think not.
     
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