Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pesky Details

At least 20 years ago, John Lott was researching at the University of Chicago on the relationship between citizen gun owners and crime rates. His peer-reviewed analysis bashed all aspects of the Brady folks except for their emotional hysteria about guns. The data showed conclusively that where guns are denied citizens, crime rates rise, sometimes to horrific levels. Where citizens can exercise their Second Amendment rights, particularly where "shall issue" concealed carry laws have been enacted, crime rates go down.

This has not been a momentary aberration. As more states have enacted modern CCW/CHL laws, crime rates have continued to decline.

Here's recent data:

FBI Shows Crime Decline. Private Sector Gun Manufacturing Doing Fine.

It was the late Ray Bradbury Robert Heinlein who wrote that "an armed society is a polite society." That seems increasingly obvious to all but the ultra-liberals.


thrill said...

I think that was Heinlein.

FlyingBarrister said...

Major cities lie badly about crime statistics and have been caught in the act. Atlanta is an example. Thus, there is more than one possible explanation for the story the statistics tell.

Nonetheless, I am pro Second and I am pleased with the trend in carry and self defense laws.

Ed Rasimus said...

Can't sneak anything by you guys. It was, indeed, Robert Heinlein

Brigid said...

A point of Mr. Heinlein well repeated. Thank you.