The numbers just do not lie. Since 2007, the permits issued for a concealed carry rose by 215% until the year 2015. This also coincides with the murder rate dropping by 14% over the same time period.
It only takes an ounce of logic to see that the general public being allowed access to guns correlates with them being able to defend themselves more adequately against wannabe murders.
According to the CPRC (Crime Prevention Research Center) there were 14.5 million permit holders. That number jumed to 15.7 million in May 2017.
The NRA is tweeting to show the bigger picture and is encouraging lawmakers to support their cause.
In addition to the murder rate falling, the rate of violent crimes also fell. This is the exact opposite of the typical leftist agenda when it comes to guns.
Gun ownership has only been on the rise, but death related to gun use has dropped from 6.6/100k Americans in 1993 to 3.6/100k Americans in 2000.
In fact, national reciprocity for concealed carry has been introduced in Congress, and Gabby Giffords, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, and many other gun control proponents have come out against national recognition of concealed carry for law-abiding citizens. They all suggest national reciprocity would undermine gun control and make Americans less safe. Here is the problem with their claims — concealed carry surged by 215 percent between 2007 and 2015 and the murder rate fell and the violent crime rate fell with it. 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.