It seems as gun ownership has gone up, crime has gone down. Even during 3 years of recession. The exact opposite of what gun control activists keep telling us should happen. Go figure.
After several years of crime rates holding relatively steady, the FBI is reporting that violent crimes – including gun crimes – dropped dramatically in the first six months of 2009, with murder down 10 percent across the US as a whole.
Concurrently, the FBI reports that gun sales – especially of assault-style rifles and handguns, two main targets of gun-control groups – are up at least 12 percent nationally since the election of President Obama, a dramatic run on guns prompted in part by so-far-unwarranted fears that Democrats in Congress and the White House will curtail gun rights and carve apart the Second Amendment.
It’s possible that with the constant news about off-the-chart gun sales and runs on ammo, criminals are thinking twice about their chosen career. Regardless, gun control advocates have been thoroughly debunked. Arm yourselves, gentle readers, because when seconds count, the police are only minutes away. Not to mention it’s your duty as a freedom-loving American.