The FBI recently released its Crime in The United States statistics for 2010. Overall, murders in the U.S. have decreased steadily since 2006, dropping from 15,087 to 12,996. Firearms murders — which made up 67 percent of all murders in the U.S. in 2010 — have followed this trend, decreasing by 14 percent.
At the same time that firearms murders were dropping, gun sales were surging. In 2009, FBI background checks for guns increased by 30 percent over the previous year, while firearms sales in large retail outlets increased by almost 40 percent. The number of applications for concealed carry permits jumped across the country as well.
It is obvious that the author of this story just can't grasp that armed law abiding citizens deter crime. Criminals don't like taking on armed potential victims and armed citizens often avoid becoming victims.
written by TomC , October 03, 2011
John Lott has been doing research on this for years and for years the left has been ignoring or discounting that research. Here is yet another confirmation of his work.
Add to this that areas of the US that have moved from either cannot or may to may or must issue permits to carry and you discover those areas are safer. Even after the left has FELT that these areas would naturally become more dangerous. The feelings are all the research the left needs.