When it comes to arguing against the Second Amendment, democrats and leftists alike vehemently refuse to deal in facts.
A great majority of liberal arguments against the nation’s oldest insurance policy are full of conjecture and alarmist rhetoric. Often, they refuse to make any sort of complaint based on factual data, instead opting for fairy tales in which an irresponsible gun owner acts irresponsibly, and the world is expected to act surprised at the unwanted outcome. It’s indicative of the way that the left operates as a whole, skewing reality to bolster whatever point it is that they are trying to make, and no where is this tactic more transparent than in their flawed argument against private gun ownership.
Once again we have significant and serious data to share with the world that shows a fantastic correlation between the crime rate and the rate of concealed carry occurring in the world today, but I wouldn’t expect anyone voting democrat to be willing to take a look.
“Concealed carry permits rose 215 percent between 2007 and 2015, and the murder rate dropped 14 percent during that same time period.
“In other words, more guns being carried for self-defense correlated with fewer murders.“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.”
There are a plethora of real-world examples of the principles behind this statistic in action, and vice versa.
On one hand, you have Chicago: An historically wonderful U.S. city that is being destroyed by a 35 year old handgun ban. The old adage “when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns” has never been represented by a more on-the-nose example than that of the Windy City. Chicago, in the absence of law-abiding citizens being allowed to arm themselves, has become a lawless wasteland of drug and gang related gun violence, with a homicide rate that would make even the most hardened police officer in Detroit shudder in fear. There are plenty of handguns in Chicago, but they all happen to be in the hands of the bad gun.
Then, symbolically opposing Chicago’s handgun ban is the town of Kennesaw, Georgia. In 1982, this quaint city northwest of Atlanta, known for its Civil War history, passed a new city ordinance in response to Chi-Town’s ridiculous gun ban. The ordinance made it a legal requirement that every homeowner within city limits be required to own a firearm and the ammunition to go with it. While the law has never been enforced, (it was meant simply as a retort to Chicago’s mistake), crime in the city dropped an incredible 89% after the ordinance went into effect.
The list of examples goes on and on, but the main point remains steadfast and simple: Good guys with guns are an advantage to modern society, plain and simple.