Guns: Concealed Carry Up 215%, Murder Rate Down 14%, by AWR Hawkins. In the US, among the white population there is little gun violence and the statistics are benign. However among the much smaller black population, which punches well above its weight in the crime department, there is a large gun problem and the statistics are awful.
In other words, more guns being carried for self-defense correlated with fewer murders. …
On December 4, 2013, Breitbart News reported a Congressional Research Study (CRS) which showed a similar correlation between gun ownership and plummeting murder numbers. Gun ownership climbed from 192 million firearms in 1994 to 310 million firearms in 2009, CRS found that murder rates fell sharply during the same time period. According to the report, the “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate was 6.6 per 100,000 Americans in 1993 but fell to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2000. By 2011, the murder rate was 3.2 per 100,000.
Good old empirical evidence. Still matters to some people, but not the progressive crew in charge of society at the moment.
hat-tip Stephen Neil