PHOENIX, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Dear Editor,
We have hundreds of thousands of people discreetly carrying firearms throughout the state, with government permits, for the sole purpose of self defense and stopping crime.
Countless others safely carry sidearms for the same reason, without any red-tape government paperwork, under the freedom of Constitutional Carry, for four years now.
Yet the front page today says, as usual, “police and criminologists don't have an explanation for the dip” in homicides that statistics keep showing. What's wrong with these people? If they can't see the most obvious evidence in their faces, after decades of effort and success, what else are these so-called experts missing?
Innocent people are armed against crime, shooting ranges and trainers are busy educating the public, crime drops, and “officials” don't recognize any results. Why do you think every state in the Union [accept New Jersey] finally has some form of discreet carry?
National statistics on the subject are overwhelmingly positive — society is safer when criminals don't know who's armed.
Guns save lives, guns stop crime, and criminologists don't have clues, the great trinity of news truths that somehow don't make the “news.” It would be hysterical if it wasn't so serious.Sincerely,
Alan Korwin, Author
The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide
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