New study shows gun violence down in Virginia

New study shows gun violence down in Virginia

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    New study shows gun violence down in Virginia

    I know the anti's have to be hating this.

    New study shows gun violence down in Virginia - NBC12.com - Richmond, VA News, Weather, Traffic & Sports


    New study shows gun violence down in Virginia
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 7:29 AM EST Updated: Nov 26, 2012 7:29 AM EST
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    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

    A new analysis shows gun-related violence has actually fallen steadily in Virginia since 2006, despite the record number of firearm sales.

    VCU professor Thomas Baker compared state crime data for 2006 through 2011 with gun dealer sales estimated by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

    The research shows the number of guns purchased soared to 73% in the six year period, while gun related crimes fell 24%.

    Baker says the comparisons seem to contradict the premise that guns lead to more crime.
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    Does this mean that gun owners are responsible enough not to shoot everyone in site? Hard to believe, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    I know the anti's have to be hating this.
    Naw, they'll just respond with this:

    More guns, less violence?

    It says the reason crime is down is not because of more guns but because of all the OF's alive today.

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    More Guns - Less Crime

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    I find it interesting that they refuse to credit the increase in gun ownership for the decrease in crime, yet I'll bet they would jump at the chance to blame gun ownership if the crime rates were increasing, just as they do whenever there is a tragic shooting.

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