Doug Pennington, spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said statistics actually show reported violent crime decreasing. According to the FBI, violent crimes reported to police decreased 2.5 percent between 2007 and 2008.
On the other hand, Brady statistics show that violent crime increases when people legally carry concealed guns.
Caption: Utica Pledger prepares to load her weapon during the firing range portion of the concealed weapons permit class at Bob's Gun Shop in Norfolk last week.
Comment: isn't that the new Ruger Plastivolver?