Murder Rates Are Plummeting As Concealed Carry Handgun Permits Soar

Murder Rates Are Plummeting As Concealed Carry Handgun Permits Soar

This must drive gun-haters absolutely stark raving mad! Good times. Since 2007, concealed handgun permits have roughly tripled and the murder rate has fallen by about 25%. If an evil cretin knows you are armed or suspects you could be, they are unquestionably less inclined to get their violence on. That’s just common sense – unless of course, they have a death wish and some do. Americans cherish their Second Amendment rights and they are exercising them in ever-increasing numbers. With a Marxist in control, fomenting a race war and pushing hate and division at every turn, who can blame Americans for arming up? You show me yours, I’ll show you mine.

Concealed Carry Permits

From Bearing Arms:

Anti-gun members of the media and the Democrat Party keep lying about the fictional problem of “gun violence,” but hard data shows yet again that more guns equals less crime:

The number of concealed carry handgun permits has skyrocketed since President Obama was first elected, while murder rates have fallen, according to a new report set to be released Wednesday.

Since 2007, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared from 4.6 million to over 12.8 million, according to the report from the Crime Prevention Research Center.

And the number is increasing faster every year. Over 1.7 million new permits were issued last year — a 15.4 percent increase from 2013, according to the report. It is the largest-ever single-year increase in the number of permits.

The number of people that carry concealed handguns is likely even higher, since permits are not required in seven states.

More women are getting permits than men, the report stated. Since 2007, permits for women have increased by 270 percent and for men by 156 percent.

At the same time, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.2 per 100,000, about a 25 percent drop. Overall violent crime also fell by 25 percent, according to the report.

For nearly 30 years, supporters of gun control have been hysterically proclaiming that “blood in the streets” will accompany to expansion of concealed carry rights from state to state, and when that didn’t come true, they claimed that bodies would pile up as the number of locations within each state where citizens can carry have expanded, and “gun free zones” have shrunk in both size and number.

They’re been wrong consistently with these claims.

It’s going to be interesting to see how gun control groups will attempt to pick apart and spin the data from the report, but the simple fact of the matter is that they’re only playing to a ever-smaller echo chamber as more and more Americans embrace their Second Amendment rights.

The never-ending lies concerning guns coming from the Leftists are impressive. They just never stop spouting them. The problem is that fewer and fewer believe them and more and more are embracing guns as a method of self-protection. Hopefully, this report will get major play time. There’s no way for the gun control groups to spin this in their favor. Of course, they’ll try… they always do. Much like the lamestream media, their audience is dwindling to the few, the brain dead and the zombie contingent. Americans just aren’t into their lies anymore, not when their country is falling apart around them and their Constitutional rights are being destroyed by those same gun-haters. The only ‘gun violence’ problem is with the radical Left, which by the way also has a murder problem and always has.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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