Data Point – Conceal Carry rates versus Crime / Murders

“murder and violent crime rate has fallen significantly while concealed carry in this country surged 130 percent.”

  • 2007 – 2013: concealed carry permit holders up from 4.6 million to 11.1 million (141% rise).
  • 2007 – 2013: the murder rate fell from “5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000.” (22% drop).
  • 2007 – 2013: Overall violent crime down 22%

Apparently, other than in the gang infested urban areas (e.g., Chicago, New York City), the wails of anti-gunners are only for PR effect – more guns seems to yield less murders.  You are still more likely to be killed by law enforcement than by a concealed carry permit / license owner.

(H/T: CPRC via Big Government)