Skip to comments.Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry
Posted on 09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT by raptor22
More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly.
Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest.
The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and final state to enact a concealed-carry law, legislation that, as it has done nationwide, coincides with a precipitous drop in the Chicago crime rate.
Chicago Police Superintendent Gerry McCarthy, at a recent city council hearing, reported the good news of less crime. He credited better police work, but there's another factor McCarthy left unstated the increase in the number of pistol-packing permits that let citizens defend themselves, their families and their neighbors. The law has left criminals uncertain of who might be able to shoot back.
"It isn't any coincidence that crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted," Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, said in the Washington Times.
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It works. The violent crime rate in Detroit is down some 30% from last year. (Gun laws are considerably looser in Detroit than Chicago)
The tipping point in Detroit is a pro 2nd Amendment police chief who tells the truth and says people are on their own when it counts.
Now concealed carry needs to become de facto rather than just de jure in places like NJ, NYC, DC, and MD. The IBD editorial writer could stand a reality check.
In case anybody didn't get it, the original design of this country was for the people to be the police.
McCarthy will never concede the truth of this.
“Chicago Police Superintendent Gerry McCarthy, at a recent city council hearing, reported the good news of less crime. He credited better police work, but there’s another factor McCarthy left unstated”
LoL, talk about taking credit for that which you had nonthinking to do with. Democratic Chicago Police Superintendent’s have been doing just as “Good police work” for generations without such a dramatic drop. The only thing that changed was guns, and this lying SOB doesn’t have the intellectual integrity to be honest about it.
Too bad liberals can’t look at facts and numbers.
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Thanks so much! I’ve done a lot of reading, time to start chiming in!
Really, this will work. I wish more conservatives understood the political themes these ads touch. They're simple, direct, tangible, and effective.
How do we know he's 86?
And kitties that carry them!
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