We have all heard the old adage that the most effective response to a bad guy with a gun happens to be a good guy with a gun.
There have been a number of famous cases of exactly this scenario playing out in our modern world, with viral videos and daily news stories to back it up. More alarming, however, is just how easy it is to find examples of a lack of firearms and increased violent crime. Incidents such as Columbine, Sandy Hook, and any weekend in Chicago will serve to remind us of just how unfortunately ineffective those “gun free zone” signs truly are.
Now, we have yet another bit of data to examine in the ever-present argument regarding guns and crime, and this one is a doozy.
“A study from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows during the time period 2007 to 2015, the percentage of adults with carry permits rose 190% and violent crime fell by 18%.
“The cut-off year is 2015 because it is ‘the last full year that crime data is available.’
“According to CPRC, from 2007 to 2015 the ‘murder rates fell from 5.6 [per 100,000] to 4.9 per 100,000. This represents a 12.5% drop.’ At the same time, ‘overall violent crime fell by 18 percent.’ And again, these drops are coinciding with a 190% increase in ‘the percentage of adults with permits.’
“This news comes in the same report in which the CPRC showed that the number of concealed carry permit holders ‘grew by a record 1.83 million’ in 2016. This beats the previous record of 1.73 million, set in 2015, and means ‘6.53% of American adults have permits.’ Moreover, ‘outside the restrictive states of California and New York, about 8% of the adult population has a permit.’”
Once again, the evidence suggests that the United States is a much safer place when the 2nd Amendment remains unmolested by liberal lawmakers.
While this is common sense to many, the American political left has continued to implement their own bizarre gun rights infringements throughout the nation. How failed experiments in New York City and Chicago have somehow been unable to convince the left of their erroneous handgun stance is beyond comprehension.