By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- In Milwaukee, a woman with a concealed carry permit shot a would be robber who had been released after being accused of shooting a man in the face during an attempted car-jacking the day before.
The potentially impressive criminal career has probably ended, as the suspect is now paralyzed and in the hospital. He is 15 years old. From wisn.com:
Police said a woman the 15-year-old tried to rob near 14th and Olive streets the day after the Motley carjacking, pulled a gun on him.
Motley and his wife said the victim had a conceal carry permit and shot the teen during a struggle.
The Crime Prevention Research Center has found that as the number of concealed carry permits has risen, the crime rate has dropped.
Between 2007 and the preliminary estimates for 2013, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000 – a 22 percent drop in the murder rate at the same time that the percentage of the adult population with permits soared by 130 percent. Overall violent crime also fell by 22 percent over that period of time.
This case may illustrate a microcosm of that trend. Most violent crimes are committed by a tiny number of violent criminals that are members of distinct, ultaviolent, urban, criminal, subcultures.
Consider that young criminal whose budding career has been teminated by a concealed carry permit holder.
How many crimes would he likely have committed over the next 10, 20, or 30 years? A hundred? A thousand? Several thousand? All of those crimes have now been prevented. And how many fellow criminals are now going to get the word that armed robbery is not a smart career choice? Criminals fear armed citizens as much as they fear police.
It is not hard to see how crime rates can be pushed down by more honest people carrying guns, or to put it succinctly from John Lott’s book: “More Guns Less Crime”.
John Lott writes that the people who benefit the most from the spread of concealed carry permits are urban minority women. Professor Brian Anse Patrick, in “Rise of the Anti-Media” notes that the percentage of women with concealed carry permits is increasing faster than the percentage of men. Stephanie Carter notes that in Texas, the fastest growing demographic of concealed handgun permit holders is black women.
From “More Guns Less Crime“, page 20:
“One additional woman carrying a concealed handgun reduces the murder rate for women by about 3-4 times more than one additional man carrying a concealed handgun reduces the murder rate for men.”
It is not hard to see why “shall issue” concealed carry permit systems have spread across the nation, and why the votes to bring about national reciprocity for concealed carry permits exist in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Only the Senate Leadership of Harry Reid and the Presidency of Barack Obama are preventing national reciprocity for concealed carry permits, similar to national reciprocity for drivers licenses. No one knows how many lives could be saved by such a measure.
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About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.