Jun 19, 2012 Political
More guns do mean less crime
After Barack Obama was made King, err, elected, the sales of firearms in this country skyrocketed. Citizens of this great nation know a Socialist gun grabber when they see one and Barack Obama is definitely a Socialist gun grabber.
But Big Dog, he has not tried to grab guns.
Really? He and his Justice Department ran an illegal gun running operation designed to make it look as if American guns were getting into Mexico and being used to murder people. The guns would not have been there if the government, under the direction of Obama and Holder, did not force gun dealers to sell the guns illegally and then allow them to cross the border. This was set up to allow them to pursue stricter gun laws but they got caught.
When Congresswoman Giffords was shot the gun grabbers were out in full force discussing how the guns should be more restricted.
Barack Obama does not believe that the Second Amendment is an individual right (even though it is in the Bill of Rights) despite what he tries to portray on the issue.
Obama cannot go all in on gun control/confiscation because he wants to be reelected. If he gets a second term he will not have anything to worry about and he will go after the guns. Remember what he told the Russians, he will have more flexibility.
Those of us who believe in the right to keep and bear arms know that there is nothing wrong with a law abiding citizen carrying a firearm. Open or concealed makes no difference to those of us who are completely comfortable with people exercising their right. I feel safe around law abiding people who carry firearms because I know they mean me no harm.
The only people who need to fear a law abiding citizen who carries a firearm are those who engage in violent criminal behavior.
The huge increase in gun sales has had several positive effects on the country. The sales are good for the economy, the gun industry employs nearly 200,000 people and the crime rate has gone down.
Emily Miller of The Washington Times reports that the FBI’s own crime statistics show a decrease in murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults in 2011 (a 4% drop in violent crime).
The gun grabbers want you to believe that more guns would lead to bloodbaths in the streets but the increase in ownership has not caused an elevation in crime because while millions more guns are being purchased the violent crime rate has dropped.
John Lott wrote More Guns Less Crime and his analysis was spot on.
And as Miller points out:
Mr. Arulanandam [NRA] pointed out that only a handful of states had concealed-carry programs 25 years ago, when the violent-crime rate peaked. Today, 41 states either allow carrying without a permit or have “shall issue” laws that make it easy for just about any noncriminal to get a permit. Illinois and Washington, D.C., are the only places that refuse to recognize the right to bear arms. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence did not respond to requests for comment.
If the gun grabbers were right, we’d be in the middle of a crime wave, considering how many guns are on the streets. “Firearms sales have increased substantially since right after the 2008 election,” said Bill Brassard, spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), which represents the $4 billion firearms and ammunition industry. “There was a leveling off in 2010, but now we’re seeing a surge again.”
Is this absolute evidence? No but the evidence keeps mounting that this is cause and effect and the evidence keeps getting harder to ignore. One only needs to look at crime rates in areas where gun laws are strict or guns are not allowed at all. These Democrat run hell holes have much higher violent crime rates than areas where the Second Amendment is upheld and people are truly free. Chicago, Obama’s home turf, is a prime example.
Let’s face it, how many criminals want to take the chance that the person they select as a target is carrying a firearm?
More guns clearly means less crime just as more liberals means less freedom.
Never surrender, never submit.