Gun ownership up, crime down

FBI violent-crime rates show safer nation with more gun owners

Gun-control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline. Their multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety that every gun owner is a potential killer. The statistics show otherwise.

Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that violent crime decreased 4 percent in 2011. The number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults all went down, continuing a pattern.

“This is not a one-year anomaly, but a steady decline in the FBI’s violent-crime rates,” said Andrew Arulanandam, spokesman for theNational Rifle Association. “It would be disingenuous for anyone to not credit increased self-defense laws to account for this decline.”

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Rogr
Rogr
11 years ago

So because of “legal” gun owners the crime rate has dropped. How are the gangs, minorities and criminals doing? Can we see the stats for rural crime rates vs. city?