Skip to comments.New study shows gun violence down in Virginia
Posted on 11/26/2012 8:26:57 PM PST by neverdem
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A new analysis shows gun-related violence has actually fallen steadily in Virginia since 2006, despite the record number of firearm sales.
VCU professor Thomas Baker compared state crime data for 2006 through 2011 with gun dealer sales estimated by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The research shows the number of guns purchased soared to 73% in the six year period, while gun related crimes fell 24%.
Baker says the comparisons seem to contradict the premise that guns lead to more crime.
Copyright 2012 WWBT NBC12.
It's the same story with less words. Maybe you can use the data.
Everywhere, every time.
if this was a study that showed a huge rise in teen/premarital sex led to a decrease in STDs they’d be screaming for massive subsidies for even more condoms and porn in the schools.
So libs’ where’s the outcry to subsidize people to exercise their 2A rights?!? You subsidize abortion, you subsidize free speech (pbs), how bout subsidizing our right to self defense?!?
more law-abiding gun owners reduces crime, makes your precious trigger-happy cop thugs safer to shoot our dogs, makes crooks scared they pick the wrong person and end up dead. how bout appreciating that fact?!?
There, fixed it.
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