More guns equal more crime? Not in 2009, FBI crime report shows.

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    The oft-cited credo that more guns equal more crime is being tested by facts on the ground this year: Even as gun ownership has surged in the US in the past year, violent crime, including murder and robbery, has dropped steeply.

    Concurrently, the FBI reports that gun sales – especially of assault-style rifles and handguns, two main targets of gun-control groups – are up at least 12 percent nationally since the election of President Obama, a dramatic run on guns prompted in part by so-far-unwarranted fears that Democrats in Congress and the White House will curtail gun rights and carve apart the Second Amendment.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Societ...more-crime-Not-in-2009-FBI-crime-report-shows.
     
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    Hey, did anyone else hear about the Pentagon shooting, where a WEST COAST lefty drove across country with a handgun to perform a Seattle-style police ambush and shot a couple cops before they bravely eliminated him???? Funny, the media isn't resporting he's a lefty and from the West Coast.

    BUT................the true mystery is this: HOW in the world could this crime have happened? I mean.....didn't he realize Washington DC passed a law banning handguns? He brought a handgun to do his crime with, WTF? I mean, come on people, they passed a ban on those, how could this crime STILL have happened with that legislation in place? I'm just baffled and dumbfounded about how he was able to slip by the ban and still get a handgun into the city to commit a crime with it!!!:eek:
     
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    Pretty sad that Liberals want to keep guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens....and then one of their wacko truthers go's ballistic on the Pentagon "seeking the 9/11 truth." Looks like he got what he deserved!!!! :lol:
     
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    Boy Obama and the Dems really dropped that crime rate didn't they?
     
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    I wonder if history will label Owe Bama's time in office as a "Crime Spree?"
     
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    don't confuse Obama with investment banker types like Romney.
     
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    Uh...No.

    Good attempt at giving Obama the credit though.

    According to the DOJ violent crime is also at an all time low:​


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    Violent crime rates have declined, reaching the lowest level ever in 2005.​

    Bureau of Justice Statistics Violent Crime Rate Trends


    This thread debunks the myth that more guns in the hands of law abiding citizens didn't raise the crime rate.

    Gun banners entire premise...the cornerstone of their argument is that an increase in firearms increases gun crime and by decreasing legal firearms gun crime will be reduced.

    Not only is their theory in shambles...the evidence suggests that the opposite is true...more legal firearms carried by civilians actually reduces crime.

    I hope they get the message.
     
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    Hey now if it is olbama's recession it is also Obama's lower crime rate.
     
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    More money is supposed to equal better education... yet year after year we throw more money at it and it gets worse.

    Liberals are rarely right about anything.
     
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    I would never equate Obama with any position that required any knowledge of markets.
     

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