Skip to comments.Study: More Guns Equal Less Crime
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-90s. 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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John Lott, baby!
He obviously can't control the South Side.
“....more guns in the hands of responsible citizens means less crime.”
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.)
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.
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.
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.
what would you expect... if more honest citizens than crooks have guns, the crooks lose.