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CONCEALED CARRY RATE RISES 215%…And Here’s What Happened To The Murder Rate

We know how the anti-gun liberals operate.

They point to widely varying and conflicting statistics about murders, gun accidents and phony polls and reports that claim Americans want more gun restrictions.

Not too long ago, Yahoo News’ Katie Couric was made a laughingstock as she creatively edited a gun control piece in order to make gun owners appear to be complete idiots.

Unfortunately for her, the original unedited video was obtained and leaked, leading to humiliation for her and her Liberal views.

That type of deceit is only too commonplace among fake news hustlers like Couric, which is why so many Americans have such a skewed view of the facts.

Thankfully, a Congressional Research Study released just three years ago showed a trend in the exact opposite direction than what Leftists would have us believe.


“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.”

Now, an update to that information has only further bolstered the claim by the NRA and other gun advocates that more legally-owned weapons translates to lower crime rates.

“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.

It is interesting to note that the murder rate dropped by 14 percent while concealed carry permits surged. And “the overall violent crime rate” dropped by 21 percent.

This is not what the left tells us will happen if concealed carry expands.”

Yet again, fighting Progressives with facts inevitably reveals a truth far removed from the Left’s perceived reality.

They will continue to spew the lie in order to spread the faux-outrage at a problem that does not actually exist.

And how many lives have been saved by good samaritans carrying weapons? How come we don’t have studies with THOSE numbers?

Source: Breitbart

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