Gun Ownership Up, Crime Rate Down

Gun Ownership Up Crime Rate Down
Gun Ownership Up Crime Rate Down
Second Amendment Foundation
Second Amendment Foundation

BELLEVUE, WA –-( The FBI's semi-annual uniform crime data for the first half of 2013 confirms once again what the firearms community already knew, that violent crime has continued to decline while gun sales have continued to climb.

The report says murders declined 6.9 percent from the first half of 2012, while aggravated assaults dropped by 6.6 percent nationwide and robberies were down 1.8 percent. Forcible rapes declined 10.6 percent from the same period in 2012 and overall, violent crime fell by 10.6 percent in non-metropolitan counties and 3.6 percent in metropolitan counties.

Take our ‘Guns Save Lives Poll‘ to voice your own opinions on the correlation between gun sales rising and violent crime declining.

This new information reinforces the notion that not only do guns save lives, their presence in the hands and homes of law-abiding citizens just might be a deterrent to crime. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has been reporting a steady increase in firearm sales for the past few years.

Taken as a whole, one cannot help but conclude that the predictions from gun prohibitionists that more guns leads to more crime have been consistently wrong.

The tired argument from the anti-gun lobby that more firearms in the hands of private citizens would result in sharp increases in violence has run out of traction. Not only has the decline in crime corresponded with an increase in gun sales, it also coincides with a steady rise in the number of citizens obtaining concealed carry licenses and permits.

The FBI report says burglaries and auto theft have also decreased and it is impossible to look at this pattern and not suggest that increased gun ownership just might be one contributing factor. Gun prohibitionists would, of course, dismiss that suggestion as poppycock, but you can bet your life savings that if the data was reversed, and violent crime had risen, the gun control lobby would be rushing to every available microphone declaring that guns were to blame.

This continuing pattern brings up a pertinent question. If the gun ban lobby has been so wrong about more guns resulting in more crime, what else have they been wrong about? The word ‘everything' comes to mind. One thing about criminal predators is that they don't want to risk getting shot by an intended victim.

We currently have over twenty open court cases throughout the United States defending our Second Amendment.

We earned multiple victories in the court systems throughout 2013. These victories ranged from challenges to a public housing gun ban along with multiple victories to protect conceal carry laws in separate states. We hope to close many more of these cases in 2014.

The Second Amendment Foundation is a grassroots organization which means we are funded by the people whose rights we are trying to protect. It is not popular to contribute or stand united with pro-gun organizations.

We do not have big shot donors like the big anti-gun groups. You hard working, Second Amendment loving patriots keep our doors open and we appreciate everything you do for us.

Select Here To Take Our ‘guns Save Lives' Poll & Defend Your Second Amendment Rights!

Together, we can preserve the Constitutional rights our Founding Fathers intended our people to have forever.Thank you. I know I can count on you.Sincerely yours,Alan M. Gottlieb
Second Amendment Foundation

P.S. Remember, the anti-gunners are raising tens of thousands of dollars to steal our rights from us — we need your support now to help stop them dead in their tracks!

To send a check, please mail to:
Second Amendment Foundation
James Madison Building
Dept Code 149
12500 NE 10th Place
Bellevue, WA 98005

The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

Paid for by Second Amendment Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible. Copyright © 2014 Second Amendment Foundation, All Rights Reserved.

  • 3 thoughts on “Gun Ownership Up, Crime Rate Down

    1. Hello Allan Gottlieb

      I read your blog and strongly agree with the idea that more gun control does not equal less crime or violence, as well as the support of concealed carry.

      In fact, I wrote a paper of my own on this topic and was wondering if you wouldn’t mind reading it at I would appreciate any feedback you could give.

      Nathan Reding
      [email protected]
      The Green Room at Iowa State University

    2. The liberal media may more than willingly state that the crime rate has fallen, but you can be sure they’ll never attribute it to gun sales being up.

    3. Except in Colorado…Gov. Hickenlooper claims the new Universal or Expanded Criminal Back Ground Check sytem is working…This law mandates and includes all private gun sales in the state of Colorado…You can’t even give your sidearm to your wife for home protection…Why…Because she doesn’t own it…You have to take your wife and your gun to an FFL dealer and have the gun signed over to her…Once at home…Now you yourself can not legally use her firearm either…You need go buy yourself another sidearm and keep it away from her so she won’t be tempted to use it…Yes…Colorado’s new laws are so stupid even the County Sheriff’s of Colorado are sueing the state because of its frivolous and demeaning content whooped upon responsible gun owners…But not the criminals…
      Since Hickenlooper passed these new laws last year in July homicides in Colorado is up…The new Hi Capasity Magazine Ban didn’t stop those dastardly school shootings from happening here in Colorado either…Whereas a student brought a shotgun to school and began shooting up the place killing one female student…How’s your new laws working out for you Governor…Which you claim has reduced gun violence in this state…You’d do much better taking Denver, Co. off the sanctuary list as a place for illegals to squat and concentrate more on ousting the Mexican Drug Cartels who have free reign over the 100 plus gangs that distribute drugs and human trafficking throughout Colorado…
      Passing stupid gun laws does not prevent criminal activity from happening…It only harrasses and demeans those individuals who are responsible gun owners…The new laws do nothing to stop those who would use guns to
      commit criminal activity…Sadly the Democrats just don’t get it!

    Leave a Comment 3 Comments

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *