Crime Rate Falls Again
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June 19th, 2005 05:01 AM
Crime Rate Falls Again
Preliminary data from the FBI's UniformCrime Statistics for 2004 shows violent crime dropping 1.7 percent and murders declining 3.6 percent, with the biggest improvements reported in cities with more than a million in population. This, despite claims that expiration of the "assault weapons ban" in September would cause crime to rise, an observation that was the genesis of a Second Amendment Foundation news release and a commentary by The Outdoor Wire.*
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
June 19th, 2005 10:12 AM
THe grabbers will still find someway to twist it.
June 19th, 2005 10:50 AM
June 19th, 2005 12:10 PM
So let me understand this correctly; with carry states around 2% to a max of 5% licensed ccw guys the crime rate dropped. I can believe hot spots where ccw caused it to drop. In FLA remember the blacks who would run out on the freeway and throw tirerims in front of cars especially those who were tourist. They would then rob them, yes crime dropped in a hurry when ccw was approved in fla. New York City has thousands of cops and crime has dropped!! I do believe the BG's are concerned about being shot by a home owner and not a cop so they may avoid places where guns are known. I don't know about all these millions of uses of handguns stopping a BG every year, seems a little high to me. Look at the reporting on this board, we don't hear members saying oh boy stopped a bad guy again last night. JMHO.
As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point the wrong way.
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June 19th, 2005 02:40 PM
Originally Posted by QKShooter
It would be much funnier if it wasn't true!
See that's what I can't fathom that people don't understand. If you enable some means for anyone to carry a gun, the perceived threat of attacking a civilian goes up. I remember when Texas passed their CHL law the murder rate dropped 34% in the first 5 years.
You can't possibly spend enough money to give the law enforcement professionals in this country enough resources to prevent every little and not so little crime from occurring. Human nature won't allow it. Let people take care of their own problems. It's more effective and if we'd get our heads out of our butts and just let people carry without a stupid permit, it wouldn't cost us a dime.
It's that old yarn "This gun is protecting you right now, because criminals don't know you're not the one carrying it..."
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