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Latest FBI Crime Data Continues To Refute Anti-Gun Rhetoric, Says CCRKBA

Latest FBI Crime Data Continues To Refute Anti-Gun Rhetoric

Latest FBI Crime Data Continues To Refute Anti-Gun Rhetoric

CCRKBA.org

CCRKBA.org

BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- For the third year in a row, violent crime has declined in the United States while increasing numbers of American citizens own firearms and are licensed to carry, a trend that belies predictions of anti-gunners that more guns will result in more crime, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Preliminary data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report shows that the violent crime rate went down 5.5 percent in 2009, compared to statistics from 2008. This covers all four categories of violent crime: murder, robbery, aggravated assault and forcible rape. Violent crime went down 4 percent in metropolitan counties and 3 percent elsewhere, according to the FBI.

At the same time, the agency’s National Instant Check System reports continued increases in the number of background check requests and the National Shooting Sports Foundation has reported increased federal firearms excise tax allocations to state wildlife agencies, an indication that more guns and ammunition are being purchased.

“This translates to one irrefutable fact,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “There are more guns in private hands than ever before, yet crime rates have declined. In plain English, this means that gun prohibitionists have been consistently wrong. Higher rates of gun ownership have not resulted in more bloodshed, as the gun ban lobby has repeatedly forecast with its ‘sky-is-falling’ rhetoric.

“According to the FBI,” he continued, “the murder rate fell last year 7.2 percent in larger cities. Robbery declined more than 8 percent and forcible rape was down 3.1 percent. It might just be that criminals are less likely to attack someone out of fear their intended victim is armed. Robbers might be discouraged by the growing potential that the clerk behind the counter is willing to fight back. Maybe would-be rapists are deterred by the possibility that they might get shot.

“For many years,” Gottlieb observed, “anti-gunners made all kinds of wild predictions that higher rates of gun ownership and the expansion of shall-issue carry permits would leave neighborhoods awash in blood. The data proves otherwise. America should turn its back on the gun prohibition lobby and their insidious policy of victim disarmament.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org.

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  • 5 User comments to “More Guns DO Equal Less Crime”

    1. clarence lee cline on May 25, 2010 at 1:25 PM said:

      Rejoice sheepdogs! Our numbers are growing. we also must grow our power in the government. Vote em all out everywhere. we are eat up with career polititions. They are all liars and thieves and cannot be trusted. Also visit WeRefuse.com and sign up.

    2. Now if we can get the idiots that make these laws to comprehend logic we would have less gun restrictions that only serve to help criminals. But then I think the real reason for them to try and ban weapons is for their own self preservation and NOT ours. If you catch my meaning….

    3. Graywolf on May 26, 2010 at 12:46 AM said:

      It’s my opinion even with the above proof that guns decrease crime, many members of the government (with the White House firmly behind it) will still want to do away eventually with gun ownership. More guns, to us, mean less crime, which mean more security for everybody. More guns, to a government intent on making the U.S. a communist dictatorship, means the people have the means to resist such a government. The peoples security doesn’t actually mean anything to them. They can have dozens of armed body guards around them, and their families, but can you? You know the answer to that.

    4. ConcealThis.com – Your Concealed Carry Resource » More Guns DO Equal Less Crime on May 26, 2010 at 5:43 PM said:

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    5. [...] real, measurable decrease in both property crime and violent crime.”“It can truly be said that more guns equals less crime, because an armed citizenry serves as a powerful deterrent to criminals and general lawlessness,” [...]

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