This is a discussion on Brady Campaigns list of CCW holder crimes within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by goldshellback I'd like to see how many of them are Pedophiles or Registered sex offenders......
From posts like this, I am reminded of a bumper sticker I saw. It said,( IIRC)"If guns are outlawed, then only criminals will have guns" OMO.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
Why is it that the gun-control pundits always defend their position with drama rather than objective facts? Finding a few exceptions to the rule and then presenting those exceptions as typical data points is a desperate attempt to influence only the most naive.
Let's contrast the handful of stories out there of bad-actor CCW's (of which there are admittedly a few -very, very few), with the fact that between 2.5 million and 3.5 million crimes are prevented each year as a result of responsible actions on the part of CCW holders....some very violent crimes included.
There's a ton of data out there collected by federal law enforcement as well as National Health Center agencies, that documents clearly that not only do crimes drop where CCW gets legalized, but so do accidental shooting deaths (by approx 21% depending on how you group the data)
It's always important to keep an eye on the total, big picture...and not get sidetracked by a few, highly rare exceptions.