Skip to comments.Gun-related violent crimes drop as gun sales soar in Va.
Posted on 11/24/2012 9:03:07 AM PST by aimhigh
The total number of firearms purchased in Virginia increased 73 percent from 2006 to 2011. When state population increases are factored in, gun purchases per 100,000 Virginians rose 63 percent.
But the total number of gun-related violent crimes fell 24 percent over that period, and when adjusted for population, gun-related offenses dropped more than 27 percent, from 79 crimes per 100,000 in 2006 to 57 crimes in 2011.
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This just proves that the United Nations needs to confiscate all privately-held US firearms.
Firearms sales could increase any amount and crime would not go up because it is law-abiding citizens who are buying most of these guns and they don’t commit crimes.
I have noticed an increase in creepy people coming to our front door asking for work and something to drink/eat. Not nice people, but really threatening looking people. Fortunately, my Mossberg pump, Beretta 9mm, Colt 1911, Colt AR 15, Henry 30/30 Repeater, and a few more are always close at hand.
And you answer the door??? I just have a speaker that starts a recorded count down when the doorbell rings from 12, 11, 10 .......... ;-)
Creepy-looking people actually knock on your door saying they’ll work for food? How frequently is it happening? That’s crazy and scary. Where approximately do you live?
Happens here almost daily.
You’re in Mississippi?
It sounds like things have already gotten crazier than I knew. When did this start? I live in a red region surrounded by a sea of solid blue. Of course, part of the daily landscape is scary-looking people holding up their cardboard “will work for food” signs on street corners and off-ramps. But I’ve yet to hear of any of these wastrels and frauds actually going door-to-door here.
I’m surprised by these reports, but forewarned is forearmed.
Yes, and this has been going on since the Marxist was first elected. We live in the historical area of a small historical city, so it neighbors the ghetto. (Sigh).
It’s taken a lot of sorting out to hire three pretty trustworthy men on a regular basis to do yard work, so the “daily drop-by’s” are given their names to make them go away.
The three are well respected in the hood and tough! It’s a territorial thing. We don’t get the same daily drop-by’s more than once. Huge nuisance.
I’ve read that the “hobo signs” are becoming more common again (last time this stuff was really seen was before WWII). Back then, they’d use cryptic markings to warn of danger, indicate safe routes, etc. Do a little research on the symbols they use and then look around your property to see if you’ve been marked as a “soft touch” for handouts.
For every 2.3% increase in gun sales crime goes down 1%.
Cheaper than hiring LEO's?
I’m waiting for some bubble brain to say ......well crime is down, we don’t need so many guns......A couple of years ago an empty headed talking head made that remark on TV when crime went down in another state and gun sales were up..
That’s a good idea. Thanks very much. They get nothing from me, but I’ll check, nonetheless! Corner house likely has a lot to with it.
Criminals don’t want to get shot. They’ve admitted it enough times already.
No. It is a more fearful, respectful society. The crooks are still crooks, they are just scared to be the brazen crooks they really want to be.
I’d also be careful that they aren’t trying to assess your situation-when you’re home, when you’re home alone, if you have dogs, how readily you answer the door, who drives what and what that means as to who’s home when, trying to get a look at your lay-out and your possessions. My husband goes out of town a lot on business and that means I’m home alone a lot. We also have a closed-circuit tv showing the entire perimeter of the house and the yard so I can see who’s outside and what they’re doing before I decide to answer. Also, my 5 big dogs make a LOT of noise at the door, and go nuts when the bell rings (and my doorbell plays “Dixie”, LOL, that puts some people off). Most of the time, I don’t even answer the door, because I can see it’s someone I don’t know, and they have no business with me, especially with me home alone. We also keep an extra car parked in front so it always looks like there’s more than one person here.
I’ve NEVER lived that...till I moved here. Everyone is VERY polite!
It’s rather refreshing....
Move the car periodically. Back it in the driveway, park on the other side of the driveway...just move it.
One could almost write a book titled “More Guns, Less Crime”, ...oh, nevermind. Thank you, Dr. Lott!
Forgot to mention, we do that-thanks for adding it:). Nothing is too much trouble for a woman who’s often home alone to be safe these days.
Crooks are cowards. They never attempt to hold up a police station, military installation or gun shop.
That'd be one way to get rid of the UN.
The US government ignores gun laws. They coerced legit guns dealers to break the law. They ran guns to Mexican drug cartels. In Benghazi they were coordinating aid (weapons)to Syrian opposition groups. I wouldn’t put it past these jokers to be running a domestic version of F&F.
You’re probably right. Our gov’t agencies’ already bad practices are made worse with Obama at the helm.
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Instead of being nearby I keep my carry pistol on me even at home. I work inside and out while carrying a pistol. My neighbors have become used to it, as they should, and when I answer the door it gives notice that whomever comes to my home had better be respectful.
When I politely say "no" to someone hawking their wares or services I always get a polite "thank you" and never get any extra sales pitch or conversation.