If you listened to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, you would believe that legal gun owners are more dangerous than the law breaking segment of the population, but in fact at least two studies show the opposite is true. They claim they are targeting gun owners to reduce gun violence and mass shootings in America, but if they were honest and looked at the data they would find that gun violence and mass shootings are mostly committed by non-gun owners and that legal gun owners are often the most law abiding demographic group in the US. I firmly believe that allowing more Americans to carry concealed weapons and doing away with gun free zones would result in a drop in gun related crimes and mass shootings.
In a recent post, I shared that a study in Pittsburgh showed that 79% of gun crimes in 2008 were committed by non-gun owners. In fact, they found that only 14.2% of gun crimes during that period were committed by legal gun owners.
Another study, conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center recently released a new study titled: Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States 2016.
In their study, they looked at the number of conceal carry permit holders in Florida and Texas and compared the number of crimes, misdemeanors and felonies they were convicted of compared to the number of law enforcement officers in the same two states over the same study period.
Police have been found guilty of firearms violations at a rate of 16.5 per 100,000 officers while legal conceal carry permit holders were much more law abiding with only 2.4 convictions per 100,000 permit holders. That mean that law enforcement officers are six times as likely to be guilty of a firearm violation than a legal conceal carry permit holder.
When compared to overall US population figures, the crime rate is 3,813 per 100,000, some 37 times higher than that of law enforcement officers.
Then consider that some of the cities in the US with the highest gun related crimes also are among the cities and states with the strictest gun control laws.
The evidence is clear that legal gun owners are NOT the cause of all of the gun violence and mass shootings as Clinton and Obama continually try to indicate. The problem is that the very liberal mainstream media will not report the facts, but will frequently broadcast the anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment lies of the liberal left who only want to deny Americans of their constitutional rights and disarm Americans in the process. Sadly, our public education system has so dumbed down and brainwashed millions of Americans who buy the liberal lies hook, line and sinker. Such is the sorry and disgusting state of our lost nation.