This is a discussion on Killings by Concealed Handgun Licensees Hit 139 Since May 2007 within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Ash4Hogs As a statistician, I really appreciated some of the thoughtful comments provided to Sugarman's article. The only way to beat these ...
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There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
According to the Texas DPS web site statistics for 2008 (the most recent ones they have) there are more than 314,000 CHL holders in the state. By the same token, there are (for all practical purposes) few or no CHL holders in the D.C. area. On another web site that posted gun deaths as a percentage of population, D.C. has a rate 3 times higher (check it here Firearms Death Rate per 100,000 by state. Definition, graph and map.)
I guess that having concealed weapons around REDUCES gun violence, not raises it.
Last edited by Dadoo; February 25th, 2010 at 04:17 PM. Reason: Fix typo's
"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
- G. K. Chesterton
They are reaching, they need to cover off 3 years to get that number, out how many million gun owners? also they included an accidental discharge and they don't actually say if the scumbag that killed 8 people recently had a CCW or not, but they include his killing in their figures without stating he had a CCW.
When some of the cases were reviewed and researched by independent sources, it was found that in many cases... the people were NOT licensed "conceal carry". They were just carrying concealed illegally. They slant things the way they want the stats to look. They also count "defensive shootings".
Here is what I think of the Post, Sugarmann, and that article. Of course the image depicted is what all anti's quiver in their panties over though! Double whammy!
Someone posted another article from HP in the comments that's not so anti....Christopher Barron: Concealed Carry: If You're Interested in Preventing Hate Crimes, Let's Stop them Before They Happen
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