…research from legal scholar Dr. John Lott, Jr. at the Crime Prevention Research Center has shown that “states with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes.” Why? Responsibly armed citizens “reduce the number of attempted crimes because criminals are uncertain which potential victims can defend themselves.”
I doubt that excerpt from Beth’s latest blog article will surprise anyone here. The media hype feels like it’s twisting the facts to increase their ratings.
We see the effects gun control has had in Chicago where the only people who have firearms are the police and the criminals. Shootings deaths in Chicago far outnumber the deaths in mass shootings yet they don’t get the same sensationalization treatment. In one August 2018 weekend, 72 people were shot and 13 killed in Chicago. Do you think allowing concealed carry in Chicago would reduce the number of violent crimes?