Friday, December 21, 2012

Increasing legal gun ownership reduces gun violence by the criminally minded

By Rob Janicki

I can hear Ivy League liberals gagging and kvetching over this study already.

Harvard Journal Study of Worldwide Data Obliterates Notion that Gun Ownership Correlates with Violence

Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy Confirms that Reducing Gun Ownership by Law-Abiding Citizens Does Nothing to Reduce Violence Worldwide...

States with concealed carry permit laws do have lower rates of gun violence for the simple reason that criminals don't know who might be packing heat at any place or point in time, but this is too much for liberals to comprehend let alone accept.  Like they say in Texas, "An armed society is a polite society."  My preferred manners in polite society include a Sig Sauer Pro SP 2022 in .40 caliber with a rail mounted red laser sight.  Nothing says, "I'm not going to be a victim", more, then painting some punk intent on mayhem with a red laser sight.

Now, a Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy study shows that this is not just an American phenomenon.  According to the study, worldwide gun ownership rates do not correlate with higher murder or suicide rates.  In fact, many nations with high gun ownership have significantly lower murder and suicide rates...

Read the cited article in its entirety at CFIF

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