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Study: More Guns Equal Less Crime
TPNN ^ | 11/28/2012 | Greg Campbell

Posted on 11/28/2012 12:48:37 PM PST by South40

Gun control is a less-discussed issue these days compared to the mid-‘90’s. It was around this time that gun control hysteria swept the nation as it served as an electable quality for all leftist leaders to crusade against those evil man-killers. As they created further restrictions and instituted a federal assault weapons ban, we were all told that it was for our own good. After all, guns kill people and lead to increased crime rates.

It turns out that not only is that not true, but the exact opposite seems to be true. A recent study in Virginia has shown what lovers of the Second Amendment have known all along to be true: more guns in the hands of responsible citizens means less crime.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; trends; virginia

1 posted on 11/28/2012 12:48:40 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

John Lott, baby!


2 posted on 11/28/2012 12:53:47 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: South40
Send Rahm a copy.

He obviously can't control the South Side.

3 posted on 11/28/2012 1:08:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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“....more guns in the hands of responsible citizens means less crime.”

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Makes one wonder what countries like the UK and Australia have to say about that statement after having disarmed their citizenry.

And let’s ask an advanced nation like Switzerland what their opinion is of the UN proposal to disarm all citizens.

(Oops, I forgot that the lucky Swiss are not members of that anti-American organization.)


4 posted on 11/28/2012 1:15:55 PM PST by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: 353FMG

I don’t believe that governments, national, state, county, city, etc. that disarm the populace are doing it to inhibit crime or to make their citizens safe. Gun control is about control.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 1:52:38 PM PST by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: South40

I think the reason *why* an armed citizenry leads to lower crime overall and gun crime in particular is surprisingly straightforward.

1) Crime is hard to do. A sane, not alcohol or drug addled criminal has to consider many things before carrying out his crime.

2) An armed citizenry *radically* increases this degree of difficulty.

Simple as that.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 1:56:31 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: South40
Just wait until the first mass shooting in self-defense Denial zone.

You can bet the gun grabbers have their press releases written and the WH is ready to exploit the next tragedy.

The anti-self defense zealots have disarmed others using the tactics of incremental changes each time until they've destroyed that right.

Bank on it.

7 posted on 11/28/2012 2:23:42 PM PST by Voice of Reason1 (Absolute power corrupts absolutely Lord Acton 1887)
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To: South40

what would you expect... if more honest citizens than crooks have guns, the crooks lose.


8 posted on 11/28/2012 2:54:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: South40

bttt


9 posted on 11/28/2012 3:30:57 PM PST by Luigi Vasellini (End the political class.......TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: South40

bttt


10 posted on 11/28/2012 3:32:56 PM PST by Luigi Vasellini (End the political class.......TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!!!!!!!)
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