(National Sentinel) Constitution: More guns, less crime. Once again, a new study proves Dr. John Lott’s longstanding claims.
As reported by Breitbart News, between 2007 and 2015 the issuance of concealed carry permits soared 215 percent while the murder rate fell 14 percent over the same period of time.
“In other words,” the site noted, “more guns being carried for self-defense correlated with fewer murders.”
On May 22, Breitbart News reported that the demand for concealed carry permits witnessed its greatest surge ever between May 2016 and May 2017. Fox News referenced Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) data showing there were 14.5 million permit holders in May 2016 and approximately 15.7 million in May 2017.
Now the NRA is tweeting data which shows that the bigger picture is not just the one-year surge but a 215 percent jump in concealed carry permits between 2007 and 2015.
Meanwhile, though “the overall violent crime rate” dropped by 21 percent, NRA said, that’s not the narrative the Left spews. With every passage of another state law returning Second Amendment rights to law-abiding Americans the discredited “mainstream media” and their sycophantic allies in the Democratic Party claim anew there will be blood in the streets of our cities and towns, and yet of course, such dire predictions never materialize.
Quite the opposite, in fact.
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On December 4, 2013, Breitbart News reported a Congressional Research Study (CRS) which showed a similar correlation between gun ownership and plummeting murder numbers. Gun ownership climbed from 192 million firearms in 1994 to 310 million firearms in 2009, CRS found that murder rates fell sharply during the same time period. According to the report, the “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate was 6.6 per 100,000 Americans in 1993 but fell to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2000. By 2011, the murder rate was 3.2 per 100,000.
More guns, less crime.