These numbers should make everyone question the NRA’s campaign for lax CCW laws under the guise of fighting crime. If the gun lobby is truly interested in reducing crime, they should work for common sense measures like stopping criminals from getting guns at gun shows and limiting handgun sales to one per person per month to cut gun trafficking. Working with lawmakers, law enforcement, the public health community and civic leaders on proven crime-fighting strategies, we can make America safer for everyone.
Regarding a ‘study’ that claims crime rates fell faster in states that did not have ‘shall issue’ concealed carry laws.
Originally from: http://www.handguncontrol.org/press/RLSE.htm (As of January 20, 1999)
Currently found here: CONCEALED TRUTH Concealed Weapons Laws and Trends in Violent Crime in the United States
Issued October 22, 1999
[What she fails to tell you is that the crime rate was much higher in the states with disarmed vicitims both at the beginning and at the end of the time period under consideration. The crime rate could be zero at both the beginning and the end in states with lots of guns and 1000 murders per 100,000 and then later 999 murders per 100,000 in the Sarah’s utopia and she would still be singing the same song of joy and be entirely truthful.–Joe]