Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Record Numbers Now Licensed To Pack Heat

Surprisingly even-handed article from MSNBC. Excerpt:

In the 1980s and ’90s, as the concealed-carry movement gained steam, Americans were killed by others with guns at the rate of about 5.66 per 100,000 population. In this decade, the rate has fallen to just over 4.07 per 100,000, a 28 percent drop. The decline follows a fivefold increase in the number of “shall-issue” and unrestricted concealed-carry states from 1986 to 2006.

Be sure to hit the poll! So far the results have nearly 80% saying they "felt very safe" knowing that people around them might be CCW-holders.

h/t Maddened Fowl.


Crucis said...

It was 79% favorable when I looked. The idiocy of the liberal commentators is astounding.

Turk Turon said...

You got that right! The commenters ignore the "gun deaths down 20%" part and concentrate on "Guns! Eek!"